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Priyanka Chopra will play the real-life mother of the brave Aisha Chaudhary, who died in January 2015 after a long and valiant struggle against Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome (SCIS), a severely debilitating condition caused by a lung disorder that obstructs breathing.
The story of Aisha who died, when she was only 18, will be brought to the screen by director Shonali Bose, whose last film Margarita With A Straw was also about a seriously debilitated real-life character. Titled The Sky Is Pink, the film’s cast includes Zaira Wasim from Secret Superstar as Aisha, Priyanka as the ailing girl’s brave mother Aditi Chaudhary and Farhan Akhtar as Aisha’s father.
Poignantly, before she tragically succumbed to her illness, Aisha wrote a book titled My Little Epiphanies which will also be a part of the film’s narrative.