Actress Priyanka Chopra is busy planning her wedding to singer Nick Jonas and attending her bachelorette party, but the Quantico star did have time to announce the release date for her maiden Sikkimese production Pahuna: The Little Visitors. The movie, which was produced under Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures, is set to release on December 7. Also Read - Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Give Hints of Embracing Parenthood, Are They Planning Baby?
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala, the film revolves around three Nepali children who get separated from their parents, escape the Maoists agitation in Nepal and flee to Sikkim. Priyanka, who had taken to her Twitter page to make the announcement about the movie on November 5, wrote that Pahuna is a very special film and that she cannot wait to share it with the audience. Also Read - It's a Girl For Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli! From Alia Bhatt To Sania Mirza, Celebs Pour In Their Congratulations!
Paakhi said the film is a symbol of hope, something that helps people get by in a tough world.
“Sometime it’s easier to just give up. Hope is what we all need. Like one of the characters in the film says, ‘It’s never all dark, there is always light.’ Pahuna is full of hope. That is the reason it resonated with audiences young and old across the globe and now it’s releasing in the country it was made and meant for,” the director said in a statement.
Madhu said the film is special as it addresses the far-reaching consequences for children when adults make harsh decisions. She added, “This story is relevant globally in its appeal.”
Last month, Pahuna was adjudged Best Film (Jury Choice) and Special Mention by Professional Jury in The International Feature Film Category at SCHLINGEL International Children’s Film Festival in Germany.
Co-produced by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year.