Priyanka Chopra, on Saturday night, shared a photograph of her next film’s draft on her Instagram stories. The draft also mentioned that it was written by Shonali Bose, the maker behind sensitive films like Amu and Margarita with a Straw starring Kalki Koechlin. It turned out that the film that Priyanka will be starring in, is called The Sky is Pink and she will be playing a very special role – portraying Ayesha Chowdhury, a motivational speaker who passed away some time back.
But who is Ayesha Chowdhury? Imagine being diagnosed with a fatal immune disorder, pulmonary fibrosis, at the age of 13! That's what happened to Ayesha Chowdhury at that tender age when she was just at the cusp of teenage.
However she turned her life around as she was going through complex medical procedures like bone marrow transplant. She turned into a blogger and then, into a motivational speaker.
Ayesha ultimately died but till the last day she kept on fighting. She wrote a book that got released one day before her death. She died too soon and too young.
Listen to her TeD Talk delivered in Pune just one year before her death. Yes, Priyanka is playing her.