When starting her own production house actress Priyanka Chopra chose a different path from her contemporises. Her production house Purple Pebble Pictures has been backing small budget regional movies with good content.
Priyanka Chopra’s latest production venture ‘Pahuna - The Little Visitors’ has won two awards at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Germany.
The film won European Children’s Film Award and got a special mention in the Awards of The Professional Jury Feature Film International category. The film received an overwhelming response at the European premiere of the film at the festival held on October 2 and October 5. It won the awards on October 6.
Pahuna - The Little Visitors narrates the story of three Nepalese children who get separated from their parents while fleeing the Maoist agitation from Nepal to Sikkim.
The film has been directed by Paakhi Tyrewala. Pakhi had faced a lot of challenges for this movie. She had been rejected 10 times by many producers as they were reluctant to back the film with a woman director who wanted to make a film on children, based in Sikkim. It was finally picked up by Madhu and Priyanka Chopra.
“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,” Madhu said in a statement.
“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.
The film had also received a standing ovation as it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.