BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO
Shonali Bose’s film THE SKY IS PINK with Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf will be presented as a Gala film at the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, September 13 at 6 pm.
Director Bose guides The Sky is Pink through romance and wrenching family tragedy. The story takes the audience through 25 years in the relationship of a mother (Priyanka Chopra) and father (Farhan Akhtar) and is told from the perspective of their recently deceased teenage daughter.
Global star Chopra Jonas, in the The Sky is Pink, brings together her personal passion and her stardom to empower an inspiring, real-life tale with the best Bollywood has to offer.
Aditi (Chopra Jonas) and her husband Niren (Farhan Akhtar) are a successful professional couple blessed with a new baby girl. But Aisha is born with a serious immune deficiency, which sends the family to doctors in London. The little infant suffers through rigorous medical interventions that take their toll on her parents but fail to cure the child. And when they return to India and Aisha (Zaira Wasim) grows into adolescence, her prognosis worsens sharply.
Returning to the Festival after Margarita, With a Straw (TIFF ’14) and Amu (TIFF ’05), Bose brings this true story–based drama to the big screen with affecting empathy and warmth.
The 134 minute film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.