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The Sky is Pink gets a Standing Ovation at its World Premiere at TIFF 2019

RSVP and Roy Kapur Films’ The Sky is Pink directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Shonali Bose, had its World Premiere at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival on 13th September 2019. 

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RSVP and Roy Kapur Films’ The Sky is Pink directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Shonali Bose, had its World Premiere at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival on 13th September 2019. The only Asian film to be showcased in the Gala Presentation, it received a 15-minute standing ovation and garnered immense acclaim from both audiences and critics present at the screening. The film premiered at the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall and was attended by a sold-out theatre of 2000 people, who gave the film a thundering applause.

This was followed by another sold-out screening at the 1000-seater Elgin theatre in Toronto, where the film met with the same incredible response. Audiences took to social media to express how blown away they were by the film. They appreciated the performances, the writing and direction, the world class production values and the sheer beauty of the moving story of a family. The screening was attended by director Shonali Bose along with actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Rohit Saraf and producers Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Also read: The Sky Is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra – Farhan Akhtar starrer promises to make you laugh, cry and be inspired

The Sky Is Pink, is a story of a family that never gives up despite all the odds and an amazing love story of a couple that traverses decades and continents, told through the lens of their sassy, sardonic, spunky teenage daughter, Aisha. While Zaira Wasim plays the role of Aisha Chaudhary and Rohit Saraf plays her brother, Priyanka and Farhan play their parents in the movie.

Director Shonali Bose shared, “Watching the film for the first time with an audience is always an unnerving experience. And when it’s a world stage with a lot of expectations and 2,000 people – it’s even more terrifying. So when they laughed out loud multiple times and then wept audibly it was utterly moving and overwhelming. I can’t wait to share this baby of mine with the rest of the world. Especially India.”

Also read: The Sky Is Pink: After quitting the industry, Zaira Wasim will NOT promote her upcoming film

Entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala said, “India has to be a global soft power like no other and for that our stories that must be told need to travel. Global Film Festivals like Toronto are a great platform and it was a great to see this is the only Asian film at the Gala Presentation of the Festival in 2019” .”

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur expressed, “I am touched with the love we have received here at the World Premiere and this is just the beginning of what I’m sure will be a special journey for the film. I am thrilled for the entire team that has worked so hard on this very special story.”

Also read: Here’s what The Sky is Pink producers have to say about Zaira Wasim quitting Bollywood

Actor and co-producer Priyanka shared, “That moment when you see the audience connect with your film is very special and at the World Premiere of The Sky is Pink at TIFF, we were blessed to have so so many many such moments. It’s a wonderful start and I can’t wait to bring this amazing story to audiences across India and the world.”

Actor Farhan Akhtar stated, “It is an honour to have our film screened at TIFF and the response from the audience after the screening was overwhelming. The Sky is Pink is an incredible love story that will stay with you forever.” Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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Inside Edge 2 draws a strange parallel with the banning of the Russian team for doping in real life. Find out!

The fans are in love with the gripping storyline presented in the world of cricket.

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A strange coincidence took place when the Russian team got banned from the Olympics and the football world cup for doping only three days after Inside Edge 2 a major part of the second season talks about players taking PED (performance-enhancing drugs) to improve their stamina and performance on the ground and talks of a player being banned for using PEDs.

Joining the lead cast in Season 2 are Aamir Bashir, Sapna Pabbi, and Makarand Deshpande. The series returns with its stellar cast from Season 1, including Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Amit Sial, and Sayani Gupta.

Makers have been keeping the intrigue alive by not revealing much about the story. The second season is also produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Media and Entertainment and it streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.

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Shalini Pandey is Ranveer’s heroine in YRF’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar!

The talented actress will also be managed by Yash Raj Films as a talent going forward

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Shalini Pandey had mesmerised everyone with her infectious charm and acting prowess in the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy and we can confirm that her big Bollywood launch will be as Ranveer Singh’s heroine in the much-anticipated Jayeshbhai Jordaar releasing next year. Shalini debuts with this Yash Raj Films production whose storyline celebrates women empowerment. The talented young actress will also be managed by YRF going forward.

YRF has always discovered supremely talented outsiders like Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, etc who have become stars in their own right. So, one can imagine that Shalini will definitely be an actress to watch out for given YRF’s trust in backing her as the leading lady opposite a powerhouse performer like Ranveer.

The producer of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Maneesh Sharma, who has cast Shalini in the film speaks highly of this 25-year old actress. “Our script and the vision of the film demanded a fresh face for the leading lady’s part. Shalini’s audition was so spontaneous and nuanced that we knew immediately that she was the right person for the part. She is an assured actor with a refreshing presence, and we have real confidence in backing her talent. She’s really going to catch your attention in Jayeshbhai Jordaar!” says Maneesh.

Shalini started her career as a theatre actor in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) before working in the Telugu industry. Despite not knowing Telugu fluently, Shalini prepared herself thoroughly to do her own dubbing in Arjun Reddy and was widely appreciated for her performance. She has also worked in the cult classic Mahanati.

About her big ticket Bollywood debut Shalini says, “Being given the opportunity to be signed on as a talent and also being cast under the Yash Raj Films banner is truly any artist’s dream. I’ve been blessed with this huge chance to show my mettle in the Hindi film industry and I’m incredibly thankful for it. I’m also very fortunate to be sharing screen space with Ranveer Singh who is one of the biggest superstars of our generation and also one of the most versatile actors too. I’m thrilled about being paired opposite to him and this inspires me to prepare myself thoroughly to deliver the best.”

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Deepika Padukone joins Nerolac Cricket Live on Star Sports

Ahead of India’s third T20 against West Indies the actress will be seen promoting her film Chhapaak and discussing cricket

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With the series set in balance and the third T20 set to be the decider, cricket fans are set to experience a bundle of entertainment and cricketing action. Star Sports experts will be seen discussing the much-awaited T20 game with Bollywood celebrity Deepika Padukone before India face the West Indies.

Fans will continue to experience a potent mix of cricket and entertainment on Nerolac Cricket Live as the Paytm India v West Indies series progresses into ODI matches. Fans can watch ‘Dabangg’ superstar Salman Khan ahead of the first ODI on 16th December, followed by Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh on December 22, 2019 both to be aired at 12:30 PM IST when India face West Indies in ODI match.

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