Shonali Bose’s Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky Is Pink, is based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. The film premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival two days ago and received a standing ovation. Aisha’s real parents also attended the film’s screening at TIFF.
When asked if she was nervous to show the film to the Chaudharys, Shonali said, “Yes, they were there and hosted a dinner event for us last week where everyone got very emotional. I was not at all nervous about showing the film to them because they had seen the rough cuts. I’d have been terrified otherwise!’’
Commenting on the first cut that she showed to them, the director revealed, “The first thing I showed them was the scene of the day their child dies and how each of them reacts. They watched it while I stood outside the edit room nervously. When they came out, they hugged me and wept in my arms, saying that I’d captured it exactly as it happened. It’s difficult to capture somebody else’s memory about the loss of their child, I know how it is, having lost one myself.’’
Zaira Wasim is playing Aisha in the movie, which is slated to release on October 11.
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