Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Pahuna -The Little Visitors’ bags two awards at a film festival in Germany
Bankrolled under the banner of Priyanka Chopra‘s Purple Pebble Pictures, ‘Pahuna – The Little Visitors’ won two awards — Best Film and Special Mention By Professional Jury in the International Feature Film Category at the ongoing SCHLINGEL International Children’s Film Festival in Germany.
‘Pahuna’ is the story of three Nepali children who were separated from their parents during the Maoist agitation. Paakhi A. Tyrewala has helmed this Sikkimese film. Paakhi was rejected 10 times as no producer was ready to fund a movie helmed by a woman director who wanted to make a film on children. It was Priyanka who understood the vision of Paakhi and backed her.
Madhu Chopra, PeeCee’s mom who is also the producer of the movie is on cloud nine. She told Mid-Day, “‘Pahuna’ is relevant anywhere in the world where there is conflict, dislocation and pain. Priyanka set up the production house with the idea of giving regional stories, artists and crew, a pan-India presence and if possible, international exposure. With this, we have achieved global exposure.”
Madhu in a statement also said, “‘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.”
“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,” added Madhu.