“The Sky is Pink,” Priyanka Chopra’s comeback Bollywood movie, will be premiered at Toronto International Film festival on September 13.
When Priyanka Chopra, who is arguably the Bollywood’s only successful cross over star to Hollywood, returns to Hindi cinema after a gap of three years, there is bound to be interest in her comeback movie.
But that is not the only reason to watch Chopra’s upcoming movie The Sky is Pink. The movie, which also stars Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Waseem, saw its first trailer release on Monday and, by the looks of it, the movie may be setting the tone of a new Bollywood.
For starters, Chopra plays mom to 13-year-old Waseem in the movie, a role that not many Bollywood actresses can say that they have tried during their mainstream years. Yes, we remember that Aamir Khan and his role in Dangal and how he looked so convincing playing dad to teenage girls but then we may be fooling ourselves if we think that Bollywood has always panned equal roles for both its leading men and women.
This aside, the trailer shows what looks to be a very mature love story between two powerful actors spanning decades. While Bollywood has toyed with mature love stories in the past, too, and The Sky is Pink may not be a frontrunner there, it does bring together what looks to be a very engaging performance by not just Chopra and Akhtar, but also the very spunky Wasim.
Watching a trailer is not always the best way to form a complete opinion about a movie, and yes, in the trailer, Chopra looked a wee-young to be a mom of a teenager. More on this, when we watch the movie.
The young Waseem announced her retirement from movies a few months ago, so those who enjoyed seeing her in her earlier performances may want to catch her what looks like her last Bollywood performance.
All in all, the trailer does perfect justice to Chopra’s choice of role and looking at the intense storyline – a young couple, very much in love, struggling to keep their love together as they battle through the terminal illness of their child, one also understands why Chopra may have given up Salman Khan’s Bharat for a much meatier role in The Sky is Pink.
Directed by Shonali Bose, the film releases worldwide on October 11.