Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Pahuna’ Wins Applause at TIFF 2017

Priyanka Chopra is overwhelmed by the response she has got for the movie ‘Pahuna’at TIFF 2017.

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Priyanka Chopra receives resonating applause at TIFF 2017. 
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Priyanka Chopra's Sikkimese production Pahuna was very well-received after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017.

The actress wrote a long note along with a video, thanking the people who were part of the project and applauding the female director of Pahuna, Paakhi A Tyrewala.

Captioning the short-video, Priyanka wrote: "Never be ok with hearing the word no...because there will always be someone who will say "yes." I'm very proud of my first time 'female' director Paakhi A Tyrewala for having the courage to not give up, when people didn't believe this film could be made."

Never be ok with hearing the word no...because there will always be someone who will say "yes." I'm very proud of my first time "female" director @paakhi for having the courage to not give up, when people didn't believe this film could be made. Bravo for wanting to tell a beautiful story that may not be what people consider mainstream... but today had a world premiere on an international platform at @tiff_net, with an applause that resonated for a very long time. Tonight an audience watched this film for the first time outside of our offices at @purplepebblepictures, and told us how proud they were that a story like this was told. Thank u @madhuchopra for your keen eye. Thank you @cameronpbailey for the opportunity to share this small film and a big message with a world audience...one about children's rights, the refugee crisis, religious conversion and the affect of adult decisions on kids from the perspective of our protagonists, who are 2 young kids from a small village in Sikkim. My heart swells at the thought of people standing up and applauding our effort. This is the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. Major feels. 🌈❤️❤️🙏🏼🙌🏼😍

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Pahuna: The Little Visitors narrates the story of three Nepalese children separated from their parents and their journey back home.

She added: "Thank you Cameron Bailey for the opportunity to share this small film and a big message with a world audience...one about children's rights, the refugee crisis, religious conversion and the affect of adult decisions on kids from the perspective of our protagonists, who are to young kids from a small village in Sikkim.

Ran into these two at #TIFF...cool or creepy, still deciding. #JamesBond #PahunaPressDay #TIFF17

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The first look of Pahuna was released at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

(With inputs from IANS)

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