Priyanka Chopra to Produce Jahnu Barua’s Bhoga Khirikee
Actress Priyanka Chopra recently broke the news of her first Assamese production, Bhoga Khirikee (means Broken Window), which is slated for late December release.
Priyanka announced that she would soon be making this regional film under her banner, Purple Pebble Pictures, in collaboration with Easterly Entertainment, a Mumbai-based company.
The global superstar-turned producer made the announcement for her followers over a video clip played during a press conference in Guwahati on Friday.
Written and directed by Jahnu Barua, an internationally acclaimed film director from Assam, is elated to bringing out the wonders of Assamese film industry with the star.
“I am very happy to see a joint effort for Assamese cinema this time. The Assamese film industry is an important part of us – a realization that can now be seen among the people of Assam,” said Auteur Barua, News18 reported.
A source told Mid-Day, “The film revolves around a female protagonist, whose life is in turmoil due to the ideological clash among the three men in her life – her father, her husband and a stranger. Priyanka loved the script and instantly agreed to back the project.”
Talking about the film actor Seema Biswas said, “It’s a powerful human story. I am playing Togor’s (protagonist) mother in this film. I was hoping to see some wild animals in Kaziranga during the shoot. Sometimes, we had to wake up at 4am and return by dusk. Sadly, I couldn’t make any wild friends.”
With Bhoga Khirikee’s will be Priyanka’s fourth film as a producer. The “Quantico” star has earlier produced Marathi film Ventilator (which earned her National Awards), Sikkimese drama Pahuna and Punjabi film Sarvann.