The trailer of The Sky Is Pink released yesterday and was received with a lot of love and appreciation from all over. It’s super exciting to see Priyanka Chopra in a Hindi film after so long and top it off with her super cute chemistry with Dil Dhadakne Do co-star, Farhan Akhtar. The film is about the love story between a couple, and the trials and tribulations they go through in their relationship when their child is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Zaira Wasim and Rohit Suresh Saraf play the lead couple’s children. The film was screened in the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, with the cast and the director, Shonali Bose, present.
Shonali Bose, in a talk with Variety, spoke about how incidents from her own life inspired her to make The Sky Is Pink. She shares how she lost her own son to an illness a few years ago, and how the stress and trauma following that led to her marriage ending.
For me as a filmmaker I was drawn to it for precisely that reason. I wanted to delve into that subject matter. I myself was very comfortable with my son’s death; at peace with it. I wanted to explore the couple’s relationship. I wanted to explore what happens to a love story, to a marriage, when faced with the loss of a child. My own marriage ended when I lost my son. 80% of people’s marriages end when they lose a child.
In a live chat with her followers on Instagram yesterday, Priyanka Chopra spoke about how she could relate to Shonali’s story, given she also lost her father to illness. She said that got them to bond, and she decided to do the film.
The Sky Is Pink is slated for release on the 11th of October, 2019.