Desi girl Priyanka Chopra earned love and appreciation all across the world. With the end of Quantico season 2, she is all set to play NASA’s Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

Priyanka will be seen in a biopic based on late astronaut Kalpana Chawla. The film was announced as a project without mentioning any names.

"The film will be mounted on an international scale. A new production company, Getway, is likely to produce the biopic,” sources close to the actress said.

The film will be directed by debutante Priya Mishra.

As a part of preparation of the film, Priya met Kalpana’s parents several times.

“I was last heading a TV channel creatively and post 2011, quit to pursue filmmaking. This is one of the two scripts that I have written,” she said.

Kalpana was the first Indian woman astronaut in space. She hailed from Karnal, Haryana. She spent 31 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes in space, but died as the space shuttle Columbia exploded in the second expedition along with six other crew members in February 2003.