Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s New Film The Sky is Pink Receives a 4-Minute Standing Ovation
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Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s New Film The Sky is Pink Receives a 4-Minute Standing Ovation

Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky is Pink was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 on Saturday.

The Sky is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra (who is also the co-producer) and Farhan Akhtar, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Saturday. The biographical drama film, directed by Shonali Bose, received a 4-minute long standing ovation at the festival. Apart from Priyanka, Farhan, Shonali and various other team members were also present at the TIFF premiere. The movie follows the love story of a real-life couple, Aditi and Niren Chaudhary, spanning over 25 years. It is narrated by the couple’s daughter Aisha Chaudhary (played by Zaira Wasim), who was an Indian author and motivational speaker, and passed away at the age of eighteen, following a terminal illness.

Early reviews about the film were also very positive. Several people took to Twitter to praise the film, calling it a “tearjerker”. A Twitter user present at TIFF, Wayne R noted, “The way Shonali Bose shot the film and used flashbacks effectively added more depth to the film. Also having the daughter narrate the film added another layer of connection to her. At the end of the film #TheSkyIsPink is received a standing ovation from the audience.”

Another Twitter user, Mr. Y‏ (@Aravishiva) wrote, “Do I smell Oscar buzz for #TheSkyIsPink? TIFF premiere could generate Oscar buzz as glowing reviews are already pouring in. Priyanka Chopra's presence might attract attention of international critics. Things could snowball pretty fast... Mark this tweet!”

Priyanka Chopra also posted a video of her red carpet appearance at TIFF along with the following caption, “Thank you, thank you, thank you... for coming to see us and #TheSkyIsPink. Your love and support has always meant the world to me... I’m so grateful for your constant support! #WorldPremiere @tiff_net.”

The Sky is Pink is slated for release in India on 11th October 2019.

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