Acclaimed filmmaker Shonali Bose (Margarita with a Straw) attended the European Premiere of her latest feature, ‘The Sky Is Pink’, at the BFI London Film Festival.
Inspired by a true story, the film portrays a young couple who, after the death of their first daughter from a rare immunity defect, conceive another child only to discover that she is similarly afflicted. The heartbroken parents give up their jobs and travel to London’s Great Ormond Street, the only place that offers hope for their daughter. The generosity of people’s donations fund the treatment that saves young Aisha and the family eventually moves back home. Years pass and all seems well, but the family is not out of the woods.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar play the heroic parents, driven by despair and hope to fight for their family. Zaira Wasim (Dangal, Secret Superstar) plays Aisha.
‘The Sky Is Pink’ had its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on 13th September and will be on general release on 11th October.