After the long wait, the team of The Sky Is Pink finally released its trailer yesterday and people are not able to stop talking about it. Lead actor Priyanka Chopra even went live on her social media page and talked about how happy she was with the response the trailer is getting. But before the team released the trailer in India, the film was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival and during the premiere, director Shonali Bose revealed why she made this film.
During an interview with Variety, Shonali revealed that she had no idea about Aisha’s story until she met her parents in Los Angeles. She went on to say that Aisha, on whose life the film is based, had watched the trailer to her 2015 film Margarita With a Straw and wished to see it. Unfortunately, she passed away two weeks later but her parents decided to track down Shonali after watching the film as they got to know that Shonali had dedicated the film to her late son Ishan.
She revealed that Aisha’s mother (Aditi Chaudhary) burst out saying, “I’ve lost my child and I want only one filmmaker in the world to tell her story because I loved your film, it was her (Aisha) dying wish to see your film, and you’ve lost a child” and this made her do the film.
She went on to say, “For me as a filmmaker, I was drawn to it precisely for that reason. I wanted to explore the couple’s relationship. I wanted to explore what happens to a marriage when faced with the loss of a child. My own marriage ended when I lost my son. I was fascinated by the fact that this couple had made it.”
Starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf, The Sky Is Pink is slated for an October 11 release.