Priyanka-produced 'Paani' bags National Award, Nick is "proud" of her
The winners of 66th National Film Awards were announced yesterday, in which Priyanka Chopra's home production Paani also secured a place among the big wins. The Marathi film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation. Expressing his happiness, her husband Nick Jonas said, "Congrats to everyone involved," while also stating how "proud" he is of his wife.
So proud of Priyanka Chopra, exclaims Nick
'Paani' an attempt to focus on seriousness of water-crisis: Priyanka
Yesterday, Priyanka had also congratulated her team of Purple Pebble Pictures, including her mother Madhu and brother Siddharth Chopra for this big achievement. Sharing a heart-warming note, the Quantico actress wrote that she is "proud to have produced a special film like Paani." "Paani' was our humble attempt at using entertainment to bring focus to the seriousness of the water crisis," she added.
"Sincere gratitude to the jury for recognizing our hard work"
"My sincere gratitude to the jury for recognizing our hard work and awarding Paani with the 'Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation'. It has given us further impetus to continue on the path of telling the stories we strongly believe in," Priyanka wrote on Instagram.
Priyanka congratulates her Purple Pebble Pictures team for the win
I’m so proud to have produced a special film like #Paani. Congratulations to the entire team at @purplepebblepictures @madhumalati @siddharthchopra89 for our second National Award. Big congratulations to @adinathkothare and the entire creative team for bringing this challenging and relevant film to its fruition. My sincere gratitude to the jury for recognising our hard work and awarding #Paani with the ‘Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation'. It has given us further impetus to continue on the path of telling the stories we strongly believe in. #Paani was our humble attempt at using entertainment to bring focus to the seriousness of the water crisis, which is of grave concern the world over. We are so honoured that the film had an impact and that our efforts have been recognised.
Another of Priyanka's production 'Ventilator' had also won National Awards
Notably, this is the second National Award for Priyanka's production house. Earlier, her maiden Marathi venture Ventilator had won three National Awards in 2016 in the Best Director, Best Editing and Best Sound Mixing categories. To recall, the Dil Dhadakne Do actress had also won a National Award in 2008 in the Best Actress category for her stupendous performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion.
Priyanka to return to Bollywood with 'The Sky Is Pink'
Meanwhile, Priyanka is looking forward to her much-awaited Bollywood comeback with The Sky Is Pink. She was last seen in Prakash Jha's 2016 release Jai Gangaajal. The Sky Is Pink is based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Directed by Shonali Bose, the movie also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in lead.