Priyanka Chopra is one hell of a multi tasking maniac. First Bollywood, then Hollywood and now she is also managing regional films in India. The former Miss World produced Bhojpuri film ‘Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi’ and Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ this year, both of which turned out to be super hits. If that wasn’t already enough, the ‘Desi Girl’ is all set to now produce a Sikkimese-Nepali film.
Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra confirmed it. “It’s a Sikkimese-Nepali film, which is based in Sikkim. We have titled it ‘Paua’, which means guest.” Madhu reveals that the movie revolves around a family and how the kids get separated from their parents at the time of unrest. Apparently, Priyanka wants to get local talent on board for the film. “She wants to promote new talent. So, the actors and the crew will be drawn from two places — Nepal and Sikkim.”
When asked why Sikkimese-Nepali film, Madhu Chopra was quick to reply that it all started when Priyanka was in Assam during the shoot of ‘Mary Kom’. “Priyanka was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of Assam. When she shot for Mary Kom (2014) in the northeast, she fell in love with the place. That’s why we decided to explore the possibility of making this film,” explains mother Madhu.
Apart from this film, Priyanka is also producing a Punjabi movie ‘Sarvann’ which is scheduled to release next month. She is also keen on exploring Rajasthani and Chhattisgarhi film industries as well. Besides backing films, Priyanka and her mum are also keen to explore the TV industry, but not immediately as they have too much on their plates right now and also because, they aren’t really getting a TV show with good content.
“We were executing a singing show, involving all the SAARC nations. We had the initial discussions, but due to the unrest among a few countries, it’s not happening for now. But we are looking at good content and if something comes our way, we will surely venture into television.”
We wish Priyanka Chopra all the best in every venture!