Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Siddharth Roy Kapur's Roy Kapur Films have brought Golden Globes nominated Ivanhoe Pictures on board for Priyanka Chopra-starrer The Sky is Pink.
Ivanhoe Pictures, producers of the recent blockbuster Hollywood romantic-comedy Crazy Rich Asians, are now co-producers and a co-investing partner for the Hindi language family drama which is tentatively titled The Sky is Pink.
Written and directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Shonali Bose, the film is based on the true life story of the young motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary and her parents. It marks Priyanka's much-awaited comeback to Bollywood after her appearance in a leading role in ABC's Quantico. She is also a co-producer on the film.
Alongside Priyanka, the film stars actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and Dangal and Secret Superstar sensation Zaira Wasim in the lead roles. While Zaira plays the role of Aisha, Priyanka and Farhan play her parents in the movie.
The film's music is scored by ace music composer Pritam and the lyrics will be penned by the legendary Gulzar.
The project is already in production, with shoot schedules in Mumbai, London and New Delhi completed earlier this year. A brief schedule in the Andamans is planned for January, and the film is slated to release mid-2019.
"We have produced a variety of content for the Indian market and it is wonderful to collaborate with such highly regarded partners as RSVP and Roy Kapur Films on this compelling film. Ronnie and Sid's understanding of Indian audiences is beyond compare and I am sure that this is the start of a long association," Ivanhoe Pictures President and CEO John Penotti said in a statement.
According to Kapur, partnering with Ivanhoe will help them leverage their strong distribution prowess in non-traditional markets for Indian films.
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