Days after deciding to quit Salman Khan’s upcoming Bharat barely 10 days before it was to hit the floors, Priyanka Chopra has announced to co-produce and star in ‘The Sky Is Pink’, a film based on the real-life story of a Delhi-based motivational speaker who died at the age of 18 due to a medical condition.
Priyanka posted a photo of the team on Twitter with a caption reading: “So excited about today..Some stories just need to be told. In the spirit of Aisha Chaudhary and her incredible parents Aditi and Niren we bring you our super special project The Sky Is Pink. Going on floors today!”
The Sky Is Pink will co-star Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim and will be directed by Shonali Bose of Margarita With A Straw fame. Priyanaka will co-produce the film with Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Zaira Wasim will be playing Aisha Chaudhary, who despite being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13 went on to become a motivational speaker and writer before she passed away 5 years later. It has also been learned that Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar will be playing Chaudhary’s parents.
While the shooting of the move began on Wednesday in Mumbai, it will also be shot in Delhi, London and the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
After Priyanka decided to quit Bharat it led to several media speculations, as the actor said that she wouldn’t like to share with public the reasons for her end moment decision to call it off.
Following her success in American network drama Quantico, Priyanka will be seen in Isn’t It Romantic with Liam Hemsworth, which is slated for next year release. The actress has also bagged the female lead opposite Chris Pratt in Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Viking.