Priyanka Chopra is teaming up with Hollywood star Ocean’s 8 actress Mindy Kaling, for her next Hollywood project. The two will make a film on wedding comedy based on a big fat Indian wedding. According to a report by News 18, Universal Studio won the rights of the project in an auction.
The Bollywood actress shared the news on her social media with her fans. She also shared a picture with DanGoor, Kaling, and wrote, “My dream team is making a movie. Can’t wait for this one.”
Priyanka posted a screenshot of an article and wrote, “Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to their story their way. So proud of this incredible partnership with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global, and Indian. See you at the cinema!”
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Kaling is reportedly writing the screenplay of it with Goor and will produce the project under Kaling International. A report by News18 states that Priyanka will co-produce under Purple Pebble Pictures and Howard Klein for 3 Arts, along with Goor. Heather Morris and Nina Anand Aujla will be executive producers of the project, News18 further reported.
Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to their story their way. – Priyanka
On the work front, Priyanka is roped in for Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, set to release later this year. Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo, who was in India recently, also confirmed that he is in talks with her for a project.
Last year saw the release of her first Assamese production, Bhoga Khirikee (means Broken Window). Written and directed by Jahnu Barua, an internationally acclaimed film director from Assam, the film was about bringing out the wonders the state posses. Pahuna, a Sikkimese film, which was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, was produced by Priyanka.
Previously, Priyanka teamed up with Hollywood star Will Smith to star in ad-supported originals by YouTube.
Starting from winning Miss India World, to changing the cinematic landscape with unconventional roles, to achieving a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has come a long way.
The actress who always speaks about social issues had earlier said that even a star like her can’t ignore the pressure ‘glorification of trolling‘ creates. Chopra said that it adds “crazy pressure” on entertainers, and she feels that the rapid culture of trolling celebrities can only lead to bullying and depression. “Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing which is the Internet. It has made people’s job easier… You can make a story out of anybody’s comment,” the Quantico star told IANS in an interview when asked about the pressure that comes with the tag of being a ‘global star.’
Priyanka was last seen pairing with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson for Isn’t It Romantic?
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