NEW DELHI: Priyanka Chopra’s Sikkimese production Pahuna received ‘resonating applause’ after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday. Priyanka and director Paakhi A Tyrewala were present in the auditorium where their film was screened and later the Quantico actress shared a snippet from TIFF and wrote: “I’m very proud of my first time “female” director Paakhi for having the courage to not give up, when people didn’t believe this film could be made. Bravo for wanting to tell a beautiful story that may not be what people consider mainstream but today had a world premiere on an international platform at TIFF, with an applause that resonated for a very long time.”
“My heart swells at the thought of people standing up and applauding our effort. This is the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. Major feels,” she added.
Read Priyanka’s entire Instagram post here:
For the screening, Priyanka Chopra befriended a quirky Fendi pleated dress and accessorised it with a spectacular single string diamond necklace by Nirav Modi.
Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra, who is also the co-owner of Priyanka’s production house Purple Pebble Pictures, wore a sari while director Paakhi opted for an off-shoulder dress. Meet the Pahuna dream team:
On Wednesday, Priyanka Chopra was the guest of honour at the Toronto Film Festival soiree, where she talked about her journey in Bollywood and the West so far. There too, Priyanka emphasised on the importance of seizing the opportunities at the right time. “No one’s going to hand it out to you, whether it’s credit, whether it’s parts, whether it is the ability to make movies. You can understand how hard and few and far between these opportunities are. But it’s got to take people like us to stand out there, dig our heels in and say we’re not going to stand for it anymore,” Priyanka was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
In Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra will be seen in A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic?. She will soon reprise the role of Alex Parrish in the third season Quantico. Priyanka hasn’t announced her next Bollywood project so far and her mother recently told IANS that she isn’t making one at this year.