Priyanka Cho­pra’s pro­duc­tion gets a thumbs up

HT Cafe - - Ht Café | Entertainment - pooja.sharma@hin­dus­tan­times.com Pooja Sharma

Priyanka Cho­pra’s Sikkimese film, Pahuna – The Lit­tle Vis­i­tors, will soon be screened at the In­dian Kalei­do­scope Film Fes­ti­val (IKFF) in New York. The movie has been se­lected for this fes­ti­val af­ter it had its world pre­miere at the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val this Septem­ber.

Ac­cord­ing to a source, the films that will be shown at IKFF ex­plore rel­e­vant and press­ing top­ics facing the subcon­ti­nent, and are made by film-mak­ers in a num­ber of re­gional lan­guages. “Among the high­lights of this year’s fes­ti­val are the US pre­mieres of The Brawler by Anurag Kashyap, and Pahuna. In­ter­est­ingly, there are three films from In­dia’s north­east re­gion, and half of the fes­ti­val’s films are di­rected by women. Seven of the eight films will be US or North Amer­i­can pre­mieres. The screen­ing of Pahuna is sched­uled for Novem­ber 12 at the Mu­seum of the Mov­ing Image – Red­stone Theater,” says a source.

Pro­ducer Dr. Madhu Cho­pra says, “Pahuna has been an in­cred­i­ble jour­ney — right from the script­ing stage to scout­ing the lo­ca­tions and the shoot­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in Sikkim. I’m grate­ful to IKFF for al­low­ing us to show­case the movie with a global au­di­ence.”

Direc­tor Paakhi Tyre­wala says, “I trust that when one has an idea that is univer­sal, it does not mat­ter where it is set; it will still res­onate with peo­ple. That’s the power of sto­ry­telling. I hope that the film trav­els to as many coun­tries as pos­si­ble and finds a like-minded au­di­ence.”

Priyanka Cho­pra

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