Katrina Kaif To Essay Ace Athlete PT Usha In First Biopic of Her Career?
Katrina Kaif to play athlete PT Usha in biopic?
Katrina Kaif, who is gearing up for her upcoming film Bharat and has yet another big film Sooryavanshi in her kitty. But if reports are to be believed Katrina Kaif will next be seen making her foray in biopic genre. Yes, Kaif will reportedly be seen essaying an athlete PT Usha — queen of Indian track and field— in her next.
According to a report in mid-day, Katrina Kaif, who has delivered hit movies in action, comedy and romance genres has been approached to showcase renowned athlete PT Usha on the silver screen. The film will explore the retired Indian track and field athlete, who earned the nickname of Payyoli Express for her speed.
The report further suggests that Katrina Kaif has been approached for the role by the director Revathy S Varmha, but she has not yet given her nod. Revathy S Varmha has earlier directed Bollywood film Ap Ke Liye Hum.
“Revathy has had a few sittings with Katrina over the past few months. The duo met a few days ago in Mumbai for another narration. While the actor seems to be interested in the project, she will take a call only after the final narration. If Katrina gives her nod, it will mark her first biopic,” a source told the daily.
“She will have to undergo rigorous prep for the part, including adopting PT Usha’s sprinting style. Since the athlete is on board, she is likely to supervise the actor. For now though, Katrina has only signed Sooryavanshi after Bharat,” added the source.
On the professional front, Katrina is currently busy promoting her upcoming film Bharat, which also features Salman Khan, Nora Fatehi, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff in the lead role. The film is scheduled to release on Eid 2019.