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Zaira Wasim To Play Priyanka Chopra-Abhishek Bachchan's Daughter In Shonali Bose's Next?

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| May 18 , 2018 , 15:43 IST

After impressing the cinephile with her memorable performances in Dangal and Secret Superstar, Zaira Wasim has reportedly signed yet another challenging film based on the life of Aisha Choudhary, a motivational speaker who battled with immunodeficiency disorder throughout her life.

Interestingly, certain media reports suggest that Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan will be seen catering to their very special child in 'Margarita, with a Straw' fame Shonali Bose's untitled film. Apart from sharing occasional romantic moments, the duo will play perfect parents to Zaira.

"Zaira really liked the script and has given her nod to the project. Shonali is currently busy with the pre-production and is hoping to start shooting by the middle of this year in Mumbai. Priyanka and Abhishek will play parents to Zaira’s character," a source told the leading tabloid.

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Mumbai Mirror has reported that Wasim will play the young protagonist, who battles her ailment to win the hearts of many. Aisha Choudhary was also diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. After battling her disease, the inspirational girl passed away in 2015, at the age of 18.

Bankrolled by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala, the film will go on floors by mid-this year in Mumbai. While an official announcement is still awaited, the cinema lovers are excited to watch the life story of Aisha Choudhary unfold on screens.

On the professional front, Priyanka Chopra has signed her first Bollywood film 'Bharat' in three years opposite Salman Khan. Her American TV series 'Quantico' was recently cancelled by ABC network. Abhishek Bachchan has wrapped up the shoot for 'Manmarziyan'.