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Shonali Bose On The Sky Is Pink's TIFF Premiere: It Was Very Special

Director Shonali Bose says that she tried her best to stay true to the characters while making 'The Sky Is Pink' & challenging she faced was to keep the balance

After making a spectacular debut at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's much-anticipated venture 'The Sky Is Pink' is now all set to hit the theaters. Ahead of the same, Republic Media Network got in touch with 'The Sky Is Pink' team and spoke about their experience working on the project. Captain of the ship, director Shonali Bose made some interesting revelations about the upcoming venture.

She said that she tried her best to stay true to the characters and the biggest challenging she faced was to keep the balance while making the fictional narrative film. She said, "I was very keen to remain authentic and honest to my characters and to the story and I think that's always a concern when there are real people who are still alive and their stories are very inspiring and touching. So, that's always a challenge of making sure balance is there when you are making a fictional narrative film, to be true to it. "

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Shonali Bose on 'The Sky Is Pink's TIFF premiere

Shonali Bose also shared her experience from 'The Sky Is Pink' premiere at the TIFF where the film was welcomed with a standing ovation. The filmmaker revealed that it was very special for her to watch the film with the cast and crew, and the 2000 people in the audience.  

"What was great was us, we were sitting in the audience watching it. Farhan had not seen a single frame, they have seen a cut but not this cut, in fact, I haven't seen it since the DI (Digital intermediate) got completed just as we were walking to TIFF, so it was really special to watch it with the cast and the crew. The put a pink spotlight on us and we stood up at the end of the film and there were 2000 people, I have even seen a film with 2000 people so that kind of ovation, even when we were watching we could hear they laughing and crying, that was very special," Shonali Bose said.

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Shonali Bose addresses remarks on Priyanka Chopra's glamorous look

Shonali Bose further addressed the remarks on Priyanka Chopra's glamorous look in the film, which questioned Priyanka's perfect looks in the film, stating that when Aisha is dying in the film, being her mother, Priyanka's character was supposed to be a bit low key. She said that she is the one who directed Priyanka Chopra to look her glamorous best. 

Giving a befitting answer to the remarks, Shonali Bose said, "I have been getting this remark that Priyanka chose to look glamorous in this film. The character in the film Aditi Chaudhgury has more makeup products that Priyanka does and I love that. I think its important our notions of the sick and if somebody's dying that means you have to be in depressing clothes and you don't have to bother with your face, is wrong. Aditi made herself up every time before she walking into her daughter's room because she should look her best and that's such a terrific attitude. She was like, 'when life sucks look like a million bucks' and so I directed Priyanka as Aditi to be her glamorous best, especially as she ages to break another notion that as you age you need to look dowdy."

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The Sky Is Pink

Directed by Shonali Bose, 'The Sky Is Pink' is a love story of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary's parents, played by Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar. 'Dangal' actress Zaira Wasim, who recently quit acting, is essaying the role of Aisha in the film. Rohit Saraf is also a part of the cast.

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'The Sky Is Pink' narrates an incredible love saga spanning over 25 years, which is narrated through the lens of their teenage daughter - Aisha (Zaira Wasim). Aisha became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. The upcoming venture premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13 and received a standing ovation from the audience post-screening. The initial reviews of 'The Sky Is Pink' describe it as an emotional rollercoaster packed with heart-touching moments. 



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