Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra‘s Sikkimese production ‘Pahuna’ will have its trailer screened at the upcoming edition of the Cannes Film Festival, said the movie’s director Paakhi A. Tyrewala. The prestigious gala is due to begin from May 17, and apart from Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, India will be represented on the platform by the team of ‘Pahuna’.   Paakhi didn’t disclose much about the trip to the French Riviera, said to IANS “Its trailer showcasing is in Cannes this year.” Talking about the ‘Mary Kom’ star and her mother Madhu’s involvement in the project, the debutante director said, “When Priyanka got on board, things got very easy. The Sikkim government is almost like a co-producer of the film. The project started from March 2016. Priyanka got on board in December.”   “She came to India and met me. Soon, the film’s recce began and we started shooting in March. Priyanka as a producer is extremely supportive. She has a vision and sees the world very differently from most of the producers I’ve seen.”  She said for Priyanka, who is supporting the film through her and her mother’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures, it’s not only about money. “She is financially very sound, especially her mother. They know their numbers and still have a vision. ‘Pahuna’ doesn’t have a regional market. They saw it as world cinema. So, it feels good to have somebody by my side who exactly understands it.”   Priyanka often flies in and out of India due to her commitment to the American TV series ‘Quantico’, apart from Hollywood film ‘Baywatch’, which is ready to hit the screens on June 2. But apart from acting in international and Bollywood projects, she also manages to take out time to produce regional films. In fact, she also made an appearance in her debut Marathi production venture ‘Ventilator’.  The Times  of  India : 11th. May,17



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