Priyanka Chopra has shaken the world of Hollywood like no other Indian star to date. While she was recently spotted at the Toronto International Film Festival for her upcoming film The Sky is Pink, PeeCee spoke about the various myths about Bollywood that she would like to address in order for the Indian film industry to be able to reach greater global heights. "People get surprised when they see The Sky is Pink and they're like, 'this is not a Bollywood movie.' Bollywood is not a genre!" Chopra said, while speaking at the premiere yesterday. "It really is my quest to educate people in that."
With Shonali Bose on the director’s seat, The Sky is Pink unravels the story of Aisha Chaudhary, an inspirational Delhi teenager whose life was cut short by a rare genetic disorder. But the film focuses on her parents, exploring how their marriage and love survived the loss of two children.
Priyanka addressed the common perception of sexuality not being shown in Hindi films. "I don't think we don’t talk about sexuality in Indian films,” stated Chopra. "I think sexuality is spoken about in many different ways in Indian cinema. It's culturally sensitive, yes. India is an amalgamation of modernity and tradition. And this film is made by a modern Indian. So hence, you see what her language is. This is true to who she is." Bose, whose own marriage ended after she lost her son, was approached by Chaudhary's parents to make the film. Chaudhary had been a fan of Bose’s work. While other Bollywood stars have landed high-profile roles in the US, none are as recognisable as Chopra. "I really hope that there is so many more entertainers from India that get the opportunity and push themselves towards global entertainment. The world of entertainment is so global now. With streaming coming in everyone from anywhere can watch anything,” she concluded.