Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra is going to play a mentally challenged role in the Katrina Kaif-Ranbir Kapoor starrer Khamoshi, says a media report.
Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are the flavour of the season. After starring in the romcom Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Prakash Jha's soon-to-release Raajneeti, the two youngsters will be seen together in Anurag Basu's Khamoshi.However, the two will be far from being a cosy twosome both on and off the screen.
Buzz is that Priyanka Chopra will also be playing a lead role in the film. Priyanka, who makes an entry only after the interval and plays a mentally challenged character, loved the script and immediately agreed to star in it. This will be Priyanka's second film with buddy Ranbir with whom she also stars in Siddharth Anand's Anjaana Anjaani.
Among the long list of filmmakers who are keen to get Katrina and Ranbir to star in their film is director Imtiaz Ali. But Katrina turned down the offer to star in his film Rockstar opposite Ranbir and chose to star in Anurag Basu's film instead.
However, considering that Imtiaz Ali is known to always let his lead actresses take centre stage in his films, Katrina could have second thoughts after she hears of the latest addition that she isn't the only actress to star in Khamoshi, which has Ranbir playing a deaf and mute role, the media report says.
Anurag Basu is currently trying to finalise the dates as Priyanka is also committed to Don 2 with Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan. Priyanka's spokesperson said, “We cannot confirm or deny the news right now. Priyanka is currently evaluating several scripts.” Khamoshi is produced by UTV.