Pahuna – The Little Visitors, a children’s film produced by Priyanka Chopra, won two awards at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Germany.
The film bagged the European Children’s Film Award and a special mention at the Awards of The Professional Jury Feature Film International Category. Earlier, the film received an overwhelming response at its European premiere at the festival.
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala, Pahuna – The Little Visitors talks about three Nepalese children, who, after being separated from their parents, try to find their way back home. The Sikkimese film has been jointly produced by Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra under the banner of Purple Pebble Pictures (PPP).
According to the Indian Express, Madhu Chopra, in a statement said, “Pahuna…’ will always be a very special film for all of us at Purple Pebble Pictures. When we started the journey of ‘Pahuna…’, we didn’t anticipate the film to go this far. But God has been kind and the film has resonated with the audience not just in India but across the globe. I’m grateful to SCHLINGEL children’s film festival for the recognition. We are looking forward to many more such milestones in our journey at Purple Pebble Pictures,” she added.
Priyanka Chopra ventured into production with an emphasis on regional films way back in 2016. Her 2016 Marathi film Ventilator won Rajesh Mapuskar the National Award for Best Director.
Chopra, who last starred in the 2017 Hollywood film Baywatch, has three more in the pipeline – A Kid Like Jake, Isn’t It Romantic? and Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink. Originally roped in to play the female lead opposite Salman Khan in his upcoming movie Bharat, Chopra was replaced by Katrina Kaif after she opted out due to personal reasons.
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