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Abhishek Bachchan-Priyanka Chopra To Play Zaira Wasim’s Parents In Shonali Bose’s Next?

After playing a memorable role in Secret Superstar, Zaira Wasim is expected to portray yet another strong role on the big screen, albeit a real one. Recent reports suggest that the young actress is supposed to be essaying the role of young motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary. The film, reportedly, directed by Shonali Bose may also star Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan as her parents.

Aisha Chaudhary turned motivational speaker at the age of 15. She was detected with an immuno-deficiency disorder when she was six months old. And later, she was also diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13, for which she had to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Despite all the ailments, Aisha was known for her fighting spirit and she even authored a book ‘My Little Epiphanies’ and succumbed to her ailments in January 2015 at the tender age of 18.

Bringing her journey to life, Shonali Bose, who is known for the Kalki Koechlin’s award winning film Margarita With A Straw, is said to have approached Zaira for the film. The teenage actress too is said to have loved the script and given a verbal nod.


While modalities are still being worked out, Shonali is supposed to kick off the film by mid-this year in Mumbai. However, an official announcement is yet to be made.

Priyanka Chopra, who has almost wrapped up the last season of Quantico, will start shooting for the Salman Khan-starrer Bharat once she returns and has a Hollywood film, A Lot Like Jake in the pipeline. As for Abhishek Bachchan, he is currently shooting for Manmarziyaan alongside Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.