'Pahuna' poster Photograph:( Twitter )
This is Priyanka Chopra's maiden Sikkimese project.
Priyanka Chopra’s maiden Sikkimese production is ready for release. Titled ‘Pahuna: The Little Visitors’, the film has been produced under Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures.
Helmed by Paakhi A Tyrewala, ‘Pahuna’ revolves around three Nepali children who get separated from their parents, escape the Maoists agitation in Nepal and flee to Sikkim.
Priyanka, who is currently busy with her bachelorette trip took to Twitter to make the announcement on Monday. She wrote: "The wait is finally over... 'Pahuna - The Little Visitors' releases in theatres across India on 7th Dec 2018. This is a very special film and I can't wait to share it with you all. #Pahuna7thDec.”
The wait is finally over... Pahuna - The little visitors releases in theatres across India on 7th Dec 2018. This is a very special film and I can't wait to share it with you all. #Pahuna7thDec pic.twitter.com/es0r2QxDFH— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 5, 2018
Director Paaki, in an earlier interview, said that the film is a symbol of hope, something that helps people get by in a tough world. She said, "Sometimes it's easier to just give up. Hope is what we all need. Like one of the characters in the film says, 'It's never all dark, there is always light.'
"Pahuna is full of hope. That is the reason it resonated with audiences young and old across the globe and now it's releasing in the country it was made and meant for,” she added.
On another note, ‘Pahuna’ was given the title of Best Film (Jury Choice) and Special Mention by Professional Jury in The International Feature Film Category at SCHLINGEL International Children's Film Festival in Germany.
Co-produced by Children's Film Society, India (CFSI), the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year.