Priyanka Cho­pra chooses Toronto for launch of film about re­con­nect­ing with roots

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Mum­bai: A new life in a new city isn’t just the theme of Bol­ly­wood icon Priyanka Cho­pra’s new­est film — it’s an ex­pe­ri­ence she can re­late to firsthand.

Cho­pra, who also stars in the ABC se­ries Quan­tico, was in Mis­sis­sauga, Ont on Sun­day for the in­ter­na­tional launch of her Pun­jabi fea­ture film Sar­vann.

The film is the third to be pro­duced by Cho­pra and tells the com­ing-of-age tale of a young man liv­ing in Canada who re­turns to In­dia to re­con­nect with his roots.

And Toronto, she says, was the ideal place to de­but the trailer. “Toronto was very im­por­tant to me be­cause it has such a mas­sive Pun­jabi com­mu­nity,” Cho­pra said.

“I think the Pun­jabi com­mu­nity is an ex­tremely proud and up­held com­mu­nity in Toronto and I re­ally wanted to bring the film some­where where it would be ap­pre­ci­ated and looked at for what we were try­ing to make.”

The film, star­ring Pun­jabi star Am­rinder Gill, shot in both Canada and the north­ern In­dian city of Chandi­garh, marks Cho­pra’s foray into Pun­jabi cinema. But she hopes the mes­sage will res­onate with all au­di­ences, espe­cially at a time when she says so much em­pha­sis is placed on what di­vides peo­ple. CBC News

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