Actress Priyanka Chopra, who ventured into film production with a Bhojpuri film earlier this year, says she is really proud of her maiden Marathi production ‘Ventilator’. Incidentally, her first film was slammed by critics for being ‘extremely obscene’.
“Ventilator, my first Marathi venture, is a film I’m truly proud of, and I can’t wait for you guys to see it! November 4,” Priyanka, who has also done a cameo in the film, tweeted on Wednesday.
The ‘Quantico’ star also shared the trailer of the film, which stars as many as 116 actors, including renowned filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker.
The film has been written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar of ‘Ferrari ki Sawaari’ fame.
‘Ventilator’ revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the Ganapati festival, leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic among the large clan he belongs to.
Priyanka’s first film as producer was a Bhojpuri film titled ‘Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi’ starring Dineshlal Niarahua and Amrapali Dubey. It released in June this year.
Following the film’s release, the actress was slammed by regional critics for producing extremely cheap and vulgar cinema. The actress, however, maintained her stance of providing regional films a better platform.
“Is Hindi devoid of vulgarity?” she had asked in Patna on the eve of the film’s release. “I am myself fond of such latke-jhatke in movies,” she added.
While the regional film fraternity remained divided about her movie, Priyanka was felicitated at a ceremony organised by the Bihar State Film Development Corporation.
Since Bhojpuri and Marathi films are quite different from each other in terms of storytelling, characterisation and audience expectations, it will be interesting to see if Priyanka manages to ace this one.
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— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 2, 2016