Twenty-five years in the relationship of a mother (Priyanka Chopra) and father (Farhan Akhtar) is told from the perspective of their recently deceased teenage daughter, in this poignant, affecting, and unexpectedly humorous love story from director Shonali Bose.
The Sky Is Pink
One of very few truly global screen stars, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has often taken on illuminating, independent stories of women in both her onscreen roles and through her own production company (Pahuna premiered at TIFF '17). With The Sky is Pink, Chopra Jonas brings together her personal passion and her megawatt stardom to power an inspiring, real-life tale with the emotional wallop of the best Bollywood has to offer.
Aditi (Chopra Jonas) and her husband Niren (Farhan Akhtar) are a successful professional couple blessed with a new baby girl. But Aisha is born with a serious immune deficiency, which sends the family to doctors in London. The little infant suffers through rigorous medical interventions that take their toll on her parents but fail to cure the child. And when they return to India and Aisha (Zaira Wasim) grows into adolescence, her prognosis worsens sharply.
Wasim first drew widespread notice as Aamir Khan's wrestling daughter in Dangal. She brings that same irresistible emotion to her performance as Aisha. Akhtar builds on his popular appeal as an actor in hits such as Rock On!! and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. He and Chopra Jonas deliver both sizzle and heart as Aisha's parents.
Director Shonali Bose expertly guides The Sky is Pink through romance and wrenching family tragedy, on towards a powerful conclusion. Returning to the Festival after Margarita, With a Straw (TIFF '14) and Amu (TIFF '05), she brings this true story–based drama to the big screen with affecting empathy and warmth.