Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar starrer, The Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose, will have its world premiere as part of the Gala Presentation at the 44th TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), on 13 September. TIFF is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. Only 20 films get selected for the Gala Presentation from around the world each year.The Sky Is Pink is the only Asian film to have been selected for the Gala Presentation.
Previous films that have held Gala presentation slots include Warner Bros. box-office hit A Star is Born and Universal Studios Academy Award winning Green Book
Produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films in association with Ivanhoe Pictures and Priyanka’s Purple Pebble Pictures, the film also stars Zaira Wasim. However, Zaira will not be a part of the promotions. Zaira who made her decision to quit films public on social media, also requested the makers to excuse her from the promotion of the film.
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While Zaira, who plays Priyanka and Farhan’s daughter in the film, will not be a part of the promotion and will also miss the premiere at TIFF, the rest of the cast and crew are very excited about the film. Director Shonali Bose shared, “The Sky Is Pink is a deeply personal and an incredibly special film for me. At its core, this is an extraordinary story of what it means to be a family. I am honored that the film will premiere at TIFF – my third film to premiere at TIFF and I cannot wait.”
The Sky Is Pink is the story of motivational speaker and a spunky teen, Aisha Chaudhary, who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. It’s a love story that is told through her lens, of a couple, Aditi and Niren Chaudhary ( Aisha’s parents).October writer Juhi Chaturvedi has penned the story.
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Priyanka who essays the lead role, said, “The Sky Is Pink is a story that I connected with from the minute I heard it and in Shonali’s hands, it’s been crafted into a moving, beautiful film that will renew our faith in love and life. It’s what led me to not only take on the challenging role of Aditi Chaudhary but also to co-produce it with Ronnie and Siddharth. I am so proud of this film and am honoured that the film’s world premiere will take place at the Gala Presentation at TIFF 2019. I’m looking forward to being back at TIFF once again to showcase our small package of love to the world.”
This is Roy Kapur Films first production and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur says that he is thrilled that their first production has been selected to have its worldwide premiere at TIFF. “From the moment that Shonali shared this incredible story with us, we knew that it had the potential to resonate with audiences around the world,” added Siddharth. The Star Is Pink is slated for release on 11 October.
The Toronto International Film Festival is being held from September 5 till September 15 2019.