Priyanka Chopra is undoubtedly India’s biggest global star today! And we wouldn’t be wrong in saying that this Bareilly girl has come a long way in her career. After conquering Bollywood and making us proud with her fabulous work in American daily, Quantico, the desi girl has added another feather to her cap. She is all set to make her mark in the Marathi film industry, not as an actress, but as a producer. Her first Marathi movie, Ventilator is ready to release this Friday under her production banner Purple Pebble Pictures.
So, here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming Marathi movie, Ventilator:
1. The film is directed by “Ferari Ki Sawaari” fame director, Rajesh Mapuskar and marks the comeback of Ashutosh Gowariker as an actor. The film also features many talented Marathi and theatre artists like Jitendra Joshi, Sulabha Arya, Sukanya Kulkarni, Achyut Potdar and Nikhil Ratnaparkhi. The film has as many as 116 actors in it.
2. The plot revolves around an ailing senior member, Gajanan Kamerker of a Marathi family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the popular Ganpati festival. This leads to speculation and panic amongst the clan he belongs to. The film is rightly captioned, “Fun. Family. Festival”
3. Priyanka Chopra and Boman Irani will be seen in guest appearances in the film. Priyanka’s mother, who is also the co-producer of the film, will be making her acting debut with Ventilator.
4. The World Premiere of ventilator was hosted by The 18 th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, last Monday. Most of the actors and crew of the film, that include, Ashutosh Gowarikar, director Rajesh Mapuskar, Madhu Chopra, Sukanya Kulkarni, Jitendra Joshi, Sulabha Arya and Boman Irani, were seen attending the premiere. Priyanka missed the premiere as she was shooting in the US, but her mother shared her vision which has always been to promote regional cinema and get them “access to the rest of the world”. The film received a positive response from the viewers at the festival.
5. Priyanka’s production house, Purple Pebble have some more regional film in the pipeline; One Bhojpuri film is already finished and gearing up for release; Shooting for an untitled Punjabi movie is going on and a Rajasthani movie is on the card.
Ventilator is all set to hit the theatres worldwide on 4th of November!