- Pahuna premiered worldwide at the Toronto International Film Festival
- Bravo (director Paakhi) for wanting to tell a beautiful story: Priyanka
- Priyanka said that this is the reason she wanted to be a filmmaker
"My heart swells at the thought of people standing up and applauding our effort. This is the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. Major feels," she added.
Read Priyanka's entire Instagram post here:
Never be ok with hearing the word no...because there will always be someone who will say "yes." I'm very proud of my first time "female" director @paakhi for having the courage to not give up, when people didn't believe this film could be made. Bravo for wanting to tell a beautiful story that may not be what people consider mainstream... but today had a world premiere on an international platform at @tiff_net, with an applause that resonated for a very long time. Tonight an audience watched this film for the first time outside of our offices at @purplepebblepictures, and told us how proud they were that a story like this was told. Thank u @madhuchopra for your keen eye. Thank you @cameronpbailey for the opportunity to share this small film and a big message with a world audience...one about children's rights, the refugee crisis, religious conversion and the affect of adult decisions on kids from the perspective of our protagonists, who are 2 young kids from a small village in Sikkim. My heart swells at the thought of people standing up and applauding our effort. This is the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. Major feels.
For the screening, Priyanka Chopra befriended a quirky Fendi pleated dress and accessorised it with a spectacular single string diamond necklace by Nirav Modi.
Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra, who is also the co-owner of Priyanka's production house Purple Pebble Pictures, wore a sari while director Paakhi opted for an off-shoulder dress. Meet the Pahuna dream team:
On Wednesday, Priyanka Chopra was the guest of honour at the Toronto Film Festival soiree, where she talked about her journey in Bollywood and the West so far. There too, Priyanka emphasised on the importance of seizing the opportunities at the right time. "No one's going to hand it out to you, whether it's credit, whether it's parts, whether it is the ability to make movies. You can understand how hard and few and far between these opportunities are. But it's got to take people like us to stand out there, dig our heels in and say we're not going to stand for it anymore," Priyanka was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
(With inputs from IANS)