Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar Went Through Multiple Transformations for The Sky is Pink
Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar had to transform their look many times for The Sky is Pink to show their characters’ progression, said filmmaker Shonali Bose
Priyanka Chopra’s Bollywood return after three years, The Sky is Pink, is creating quite a buzz around town. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 13 and is now all set to hits screens worldwide on October 11, 2019. The trailer released a few weeks ago follows Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar’s characters, Aditi and Naren, respectively and how they deal with their chronically ill daughter, Aisha, played by Zaira Wasim. Filmmaker Shonali Bose has been receiving praises for her direction of the film. In a recent interview, she also spoke about Priyanka and Farhan’s characters and how she had to make them age on screen.
For the film, Shonali had to make sure that Priyanka and Farhan’s looks change justifiably over the 25 year span that has been shown in the film. Speaking about the transformations, she said, “With Priyanka, I decided to start with long hair and then to keep going shorter as she aged. When she is younger, at the age of 25-26, her hair is longer. It really helped her to do that part of a young person as she was flinging her hair around. When she is the oldest at 50, she has short hair which is very distinct. When you see the short hair, you immediately know that she has lost a child.”
Shonali also shared that much like Priyanka, even Farhan’s character goes through a lot of changes which is why his hairstyles throughout the film keep changing as well. “We did a curly wig for his younger days and made him appear sleeker and groomed as he became a CEO. We used a distinct moustache for post-death scenes.” The filmmaker added that she has taken cues from the real life couple of Aditi and Naren. She concluded, “Aditi’s motto in life is: When life is tough, look like a million bucks. Every day, even when Aisha was sick, Aditi would stand in front of her wardrobe and think what she would like to wear.”