Priyanka Chopra expands her production to Bengali films

Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in the US shooting for her drama series ‘Quantico 2’ and gearing up for her Hollywood debut ‘Baywatch’, is not ignoring her career back home. The 34-year-old actress may not be starring in a movie, but she is an active producer.

Priyanka ventured into film production with regional cinema and has produced films in Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Marathi under her banner Purple Pebble Pictures (PPP). She is now set to produce two Bengali films and their titles have also been registered.

Priyanka and her mother Dr Madhu Chopra have registered two titles - ‘Brishtir Oppekhyayy’ (Waiting For The Rains) and ‘Bus Stop E Keu Nei’ (No One Is At The Bus Stop). Both the films will feature local actors and Bollywood stars of Bengali origin. Priyanka may also make a cameo appearance in one of the films.

“PPP has always been at the forefront of promoting regional films. Being a producer, Priyanka wanted good stories to reach audiences, especially films depicting local culture and ethnicity for global viewership. The details for the Bengali film are being finalised and the movie will go on floors soon,” Madhu Chopra was quoted as saying by DNA.

Bhojpuri film ‘Bam Bam Bole Bol Raha Hai Kashi’, ‘Sarvann’ in Punjabi and Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ have been released by the banner till now. ‘Ventilator’ has also bagged three awards for Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Director at the 64th National Film Awards announced yesterday.

The banner recently also launched three children’s films in Sikkimese, Konkani and Hindi titled ‘Pahuna’, ‘Little Joe, Kaha Ho?’ and ‘Almaseer’ respectively, all of which will be helmed by female directors. It is also has another Marathi film ‘Kay Re Rascalaa’ under production.