Priyanka Chopra On Directing Films: It’s Something That Makes Me Nervous”
And now recently, Bollywood’s Desi Girl was asked about if she had any plans of venturing into film direction anytime soon. Speaking to IANS, the Mary Kom actress said, “It’s something that makes me nervous because it’s a lot of responsibility. But slowly, I have moved from acting to production and hopefully, I’ll make that (directing films) transition too someday.”
“The Sky Is Pink”, helmed by Shonali Bose, is her second Bollywood movie with a woman director.
“I don’t think gender defines anything. Women and men are capable or as incapable as their merit make’s them. Working with Shonali was my honor. I think she is an incredible filmmaker and her gender doesn’t define that,” said the “Dil Dhadakne Do” actress.
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TIFF moments: Having a blast with Pri and press; OMG it’s Kerry Washington and scandalously I selfied; it took 2 ladies with 2 irons and 2 ironing boards to iron my sari. Dhobijee kithe!! Hilarity at the Variety party; Chilling at the Queer brunch with beloved filmmaker sister Fawzia and her partner Andria who heads Inside Out My beloved mentor Kassi Lemons from the Sundance Lab also has a film In the Gala Presentations-Harriet; My sister Indra who has been my plus 1 at every event I’ve ever done in Toronto from even before Amu! Eating eating eating. And counting down to The Sky is Pink Trailer release on Sep 10th. Watch for it people!
“I don’t think that your estrogen changes the kind of films that you make. I think she is an incredible filmmaker and the kind of stories that she has told and will continue telling, I think will define Indian cinema,” she said about Bose, who has directed critically acclaimed movies ‘Margarita with a Straw’ and ‘Amu’.
The Sky Is Pink will see Priyanka romancing Farhan Akhtar and the film also features Zaira Wasim in a pivotal role. Priyanka Chopra is returning to Bollywood after a long hiatus with her last Hindi outing being ‘Jai Gangaajal’ where she was seen as a fierce lady cop.
On the work front, Priyanka is looking forward to the release of “The Sky Is Pink”, which also features Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf.
The film, produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, in association with SK Global and Purple Pebble Pictures, is scheduled to release on October 11.