The trailer of The Sky Is Pink starring Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar with Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf, was released a few days ago. The heart-wrenching trailer moved everyone and fans started pouring in love for the film. Just so you know, this is all the more special because the story is based on a true story and the story belongs to none other than the director Shonali Bose who lost her son Ishaan.
While speaking to Mumbai Mirror, the director talked about how her upcoming film is related to her son Ishaan and how their story was drawn to Aditi and Niren's story. However, the director went on to reveal a particular instance where Priyanka Chopra broke down and just couldn't stop crying after filming the scene.
She said, "My film is related to my son’s (Ishan) death, in a sense that I, too, have lost a child and so, understood the emotions deeply and could write easily about two parents and their grief. I was drawn to Aditi and Niren’s story because I found it inspiring.
When asked about PeeCee borrowing from her stories of Ishaan like how Chopra called Rohit's character name Ishaan as Ishlu in the trailer, to which the director said, "Priyanka heard me calling my Ishan that when I spoke about him and asked me, “Can I call him Ishlu in this scene?” I smiled from ear to ear. Another emotional shoot was when she had to break down after a scene. After I called “cut”, I hugged her and she couldn’t stop crying. She kept whispering “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. I know now what it means to lose a child. I am so sorry for Ishlu.” I continued holding her."
The Sky Is Pink is the love story of a couple- panda and moose, named as Aditi and Niren Chaudhary who lose their daughter Aisha to pulmonary fibrosis while Rohit Saraf plays their son. The film was premiered at TIFF on Friday, September 13. The film is slated to release on October 11, 2019.
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