So much has happened in Priyanka Chopra’s life since her last Hindi film and ‘The Sky is Pink’. The actress established herself as the first South Asian to headline an American TV series, starred in multiple Hollywood films including ‘Baywatch’ opposite Dwayne Johnson, turned producer and of course, got married to Nick Jonas. Despite the three-year gap between ‘Jai Gangaajal’ and ‘The Sky is Pink’, it never felt that Priyanka Chopra was far away (she was in the USA), due to her regular visits to Mumbai. The actor, herself, said that she didn’t miss Bollywood per se, but missed saying her dialogues in Hindi. Priyanka Chopra also opened up on the similarities with her character from ‘The Sky is Pink’ and how she was completely moved by the script of the movie.
Priyanka Chopra and the team of ‘The Sky is Pink’ spoke exclusively to Republic TV as they kicked off promotions. When asked if she missed the industry, Priyanka Chopra replied, “I'm excited to be back and acting in a Hindi film. I don’t think I missed the industry because I keep coming back with the stuff that I was producing, and I kept meeting everyone because I’ve been around for a bit, so everyone is a friend. I think I missed the process of speaking dialogues in Hindi the most. That’s just a joy. And that was really fun to do.”
‘The Sky is Pink’ is the story of Aisha Chaudhary, a teenager who became a motivational speaker after she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Priyanka plays the role of Aisha’s mother Aditi in the movie.
Was there any part of the character she resonated with? “I guess Aditi and I similar in a way that we can’t keep our opinions to ourselves. We are fiercely protective about the people we love, feisty, full of life, I like living life to the fullest. I like lapping up every moment, I don’t take any of it for granted and I think Aditi set that tone for her family, for her daughter very much and I think that’s a big similarity between us.”
When one is missing from the industry, the ‘comeback’ has to be special, and Priyanka knew ‘The Sky is Pink’ was special when she read the script. “After I finished reading the script, I remember this moment very clearly. I was in New York in my apartment, looking out at the lights. It was one evening by myself, I sat down, reading the script. I just didn’t stop. And when it was over, I just needed to sit for a moment for my thoughts, I just needed to be silent, alone and think about what life meant to me, what loss meant to me, what happiness meant to me, it made me think about the things that I didn’t deal with, like the loss of my dad. And just the fact that it moved me so much was the reason why I was immediately like, 'I want to meet this director and this writer who’s written this movie', because it evoked something in me, that usually doesn’t happen with pieces of art or movies,” Priyanka said.
Priyanka is also one of the producers of ‘The Sky is Pink’. The movie is releasing on October 11.
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