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