Planes is directed by Klay Hall and he said, "I became a fan of Priyanka after seeing her film Dostana."
"She's a triple treat - an actor, singer and dancer - and we noticed that when she came in to record her lines, she attracted the attention of a lot of people who'd stop by to watch her in action. Priyanka exudes heart, charm and warmth, and we're incredibly blessed to have her as part of our cast," he said in a statement.
Disney's Planes is about Dusty's dream of competing as a high-flying air racer and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights.
Hall said, "We decided to make India a stop on the race for two reasons: Practicality - the planes needed to refuel in that region of the world - and aesthetics - India is a beautiful, exotic country that many of us had experienced. We loved the opportunity to highlight the warmth of India's people, colours and culture in the world we were creating for Planes."
The film will release in India on July 26.