Priyanka Chopra is returning to Bollywood after a long gap with Shonali Bose directed, The Sky Is Pink alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. Priyanka who gets hitched to Farhan in the movie said she missed her father while shooting for every scene of the sequence.
Speaking about her heartache after her father’s death, PeeCee said she was left angry and lonely after her father, Dr. Ashok Chopra passed away after a cardiac arrest in 2013. But it was playing the mothers role in The Sky Is Pink that helped her heal and bring the much-needed closure.
Speaking in her recent interview to Zoom, Priyanka said, “I was getting married during this movie and I missed my dad so much at that time. I missed his presence so much knowing that my mom would be doing it all alone when it was all that my dad wanted and would keep saying ‘Main suit kab silwaau, main suit kab silwaau’. It was very prevalent in my brain at that time and this definitely helps me heal.”
The Mary Kom actress further added, “After dad passed, me, my brother and my mother decided consciously to do it, but I still had a lot of negative feelings. I felt abandoned, I was angry and there were a lot of feelings that I had and didn’t know what to do with it.”
Revealing how the film helped her heal, Priyanka said, “I don’t think I knew how to deal with all the emotions I was feeling. Under the tutelage of Shonali (Bose), I was playing Aditi and understanding that death is the most natural thing that we know will happen to each one of us. Instead of mourning the person you have lost, you celebrate the life that was lived.”
On the professional front, The Sky Is Pink is the love story of a couple, Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra spanning over 25 years, which is narrated through the lens of their teenage daughter – Aisha. Priyanka will also start shooting for her next Bollywood project, The White Tiger alongside Rajkummar Rao.
The film is the adaptation of the Booker-winning novel of the same name. It will revolve around the extraordinary journey of a self-made man from being a tea-shop worker in a village to becoming a successful entrepreneur in a big city.