Reel Meets Real! When Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Saraf met the Chaudhary's at TIFF 2019
The Sky Is Pink team experienced a momentous occasion when they met the real Chaudharys, the family on whom the film is based, at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 for the film’s world premiere. Actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Saraf met Aditi, Niren and Ishaan Chaudhary. The three actors were accompanied by director Shonali Bose and producers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala.
The Sky Is Pink is the story of a family that doesn't give up despite the odds and a love story of a couple that traverses decades and continents told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter, Aisha. While Zaira Wasim plays the role of Aisha, Rohit plays her brother Ishaan, and Priyanka and Farhan play their parents, Aditi and Niren Chaudhary.
Priyanka said, “This is the third time I am essaying a role based on a real person, and it has been a privilege to essay the character of Aditi. I’m honoured that Aditi and Shonali trusted and chose me to tell this amazing story.”
Farhan Akhtar added, “I didn’t imitate Niren in the fsilm, but I understood that at the core, the emotions were similar.” Rohit said, “I had met Ishaan only once when he was in London on the day when we were shooting a crucial scene. The strength that he possesses is powerful and humbling at the same time.” It was a huge moment for the Chaudhary's, too.
Aditi said, “I am grateful that a prominent and powerful woman like Priyanka is portraying Aisha’s mother. The actors portraying us are perfect; we couldn’t have asked for more.”
Aisha’s father Niren said, “I am delighted that Farhan has essayed my part. He is effortless and authentic in the movie.” Ishaan added, “Rohit is exceptional in the way he has captured the relationship that I had with Aisha — the love, the laughter and the heartbreak.”
The Sky is Pink is produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, in association with S K Global and Purple Pebble Pictures. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf. The film is slated to release on 11th October 2019.