Priyanka Chopra sobbed inconsolably on the sets of The Sky is Pink, reveals director Shonali Bose

Shonali Bose revealed that Priyanka Chopra just kept saying "Sorry!" after shooting an intensely emotional scene
The Sky is Pink
The Sky is Pink

The trailer of the multi-starrer Shonali Bose movie The Sky Is Pink released last week and teased a heartwrenching romance. With Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf in the lead roles, the movie tells the love story of Aditi and Niren who lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis. The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a four-minute standing ovation from the audience. 

Returning to the big screen after Margarita with a Straw, filmmaker Shonali Bose revealed that there was one moment during the filming of The Sky Is Pink when PeeCee broke down and couldn't stop crying. While she did not delve into the details of the scene, she said that Priyanka continued to weep long after she announced "cut." 

"After I called “cut”, I hugged her and she couldn’t stop crying. She kept whispering, “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. I know now what it means to lose a child. I am so sorry for Ishlu.” I continued holding her," she said. 

For the uninitiated, director Bose lost her son, Ishan (Ishlu in the movie), in a freak accident which involved an electric razor. All of 16, he passed away on September 13, 2010. In the movie, Bose reveals, Priyanka requested Bose to use Ishlu - the nickname the director called her son by - in a scene involving Rohit. "Priyanka once heard me calling my Ishan that when I spoke about him and asked me, “Can I call him (Rohit) Ishlu in this scene?” I just smiled from ear to ear," she recalled. 

The Sky is Pink is scheduled to release on October 11, 2019

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