Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar Attend World Premiere of The Sky Is Pink at TIFF 2019
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Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar Attend World Premiere of The Sky Is Pink at TIFF 2019

Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky Is Pink premiered at Toronto Film Festival and will hit the screens in India on 11th October.

The Sky is Pink — starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf in lead roles — had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) 2019. The film is based on the love story of the parents of an Indian motivational speaker and author, Aisha Chaudhary, who passed away in 2015 due to a terminal illness. The Sky is Pink is the only Asian film to have its world premier at TIFF this year. Priyanka and Farhan, along with director Shonali Bose, producer Sidharth Roy Kapur and co-star Rohan Saraf, attended the event. Priyanka’s mother, Made Chopra, who is a co-producer as the co-owner of Purple Pebble Pictures, was also present on the occasion, along with Aisha Chaudhary’s parents, Aditi and Niren.

Meanwhile, Zaira Wasim, who plays Aisha’s role, skipped the premiere as she had earlier announced that she was leaving Bollywood and this would be her last film.

Speaking to the media ahead of the premiere at TIFF, Priyanka shared her experience of working in this film, “It was a really hard juxtaposition of real life for me. Especially because I was getting married and at the same time this film deals with loss, loss of a child, which is such an unnatural way of being.” She also said people were surprised when they watched The Sky is Pink, saying it did not seem like a Bollywood film. “Bollywood is not a genre!  It really is my quest to educate people in that,” she added. Filmmaker Shonali Bose also spoke about the film in a recent interview, sharing her experience of directing The Sky is Pink, "It was initially a bit intimidating to work with Farhan and Priyanka. For one, Farhan is a director I personally admire. Moreover, he is someone who has directed Priyanka in a film. I felt conscious, but the two actors surrendered completely and trusted me. That made my job easy."

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.