Priyanka Chopra starts shooting for her next The Sky Is Pink

Aug 08, 2018, 12:50 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The Sky Is Pink revolves around the story of a young girl Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13

Priyanka Chopra starts shooting for her next The Sky Is Pink
The Sky Is Pink/PC: Twitter

The Bollywood-turned-Hollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra returned to India recently, and has been spotted in attending a lot of events. After quitting Salman Khan starrer Bharat, the actress is keen on working with Roy Kapur Films, for The Sky Is Pink. The makers of The Sky Is Pink has announced their first-day schedule on Twitter, and fans are going crazy for Priyanka's comeback.

The actor shared some photos on Wednesday morning, posing with her The Sky Is Pink director Shonali Bose and co-stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. Producers of the film Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur can also be seen in the photos.

The caption states: "I'm so excited and happy about today..Some stories just need to be told. In the spirit of Aisha Chaudhry and her incredible parents Aditi and Niren we bring you our tentatively titled super special project The Sky is pink. Going on floors today. God Speed. [sic]"

The Sky Is Pink revolves around the story of a young girl Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. Zaira Wasim will be essaying the role of Aisha, whereas Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar will play her parents in the movie.

The film is written by the Margarita with a Straw fame Shonali Bose, and the dialogues have been penned by writer Juhi Chaturvedi

Shonali Bose shares, “This is a film that is extremely close to my heart and I am glad to have such a stellar team on board. This is a dream star cast and I have found the best, most supportive producers in Ronnie and Sid. I am looking forward to a great journey ahead and hoping to give our audiences a truly memorable cinematic experience.”

For Ronnie and Sid, this is their sixth time working with Priyanka Chopra after collaborating on landmark films including Fashion, Kaminey, and Barfi.

Siddharth Roy Kapur said, “It is exciting to begin Roy Kapur Films’ first production with a story as special as this one, and to collaborate on it with RSVP and Ronnie, who has been a mentor to me throughout my career. We are also happy to take forward our long and successful association with Priyanka, and to have her production house Purple Pebble Pictures as a co-producing partner on the film. I’ve always admired Farhan as an actor, and I am thrilled that he is playing a part that is tailor-made for him. It is also great to have the immensely talented Zaira on board, after collaborating with her on her first film, Dangal. I am sure that Shonali’s unique vision will be brought to life beautifully by Priyanka, Farhan and Zaira. We look forward to bringing the movie to audiences in the first half of 2019!”

Ronnie Screwvala added, "Strong scripts based on true life stories are rare and then having the perfect team is rarer. This is going to be a very special movie and having Shonali, PC, Farhan and Zaira together, I can’t wait for 2019 to see it come alive."

Priyanka who will be back on screen with Farhan, 3 years after they were seen together in Dil Dhadakne Do commented, "I look forward to diving into this film…it’s very special to me. As soon I read it, I knew I had to be a part of telling this story, so I’m wearing two hats on this one… as an actor and as a co-producer. In both aspects, I am equally excited to work with the amazing team of actors and technicians we have on board. Shonali is a formidable filmmaker and I can’t wait to see this story unfold in her expertise. I’m looking forward to working with Farhan, Ronnie and Sid again. All in all, it’s a great homecoming."

Farhan expressed, "I am happy to be a part of Shonali's next. It is a beautiful story and I am looking forward to working with Priyanka again and collaborating with Ronnie and Sid."

Zaira said, "I am thrilled to be a part of this film. I immediately fell in love with the story when Sid and Shonali narrated it to me. It is a character that touched my heart and I am honoured to be playing this role. I am looking forward to working with Farhan and Priyanka."

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