Priyanka Chopra on National Award for Ventilator: 'I'll continue to produce content-driven films'


April 26, 2017 14:07:11 IST

Mumbai: Actor Priyanka Chopra has thanked the entire team and cast of her maiden production Ventilator for its win at the 64th National Film Awards, and praised her mother Madhu Chopra for being her 'rock partner'.

Priyanka Chopra poses in the press room with the award for favorite TV drama actress at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Priyanka Chopra. File Photo

Ventilator won in three categories, including Best Director, at the 64th National Film Awards. Rajesh Mapuskar won the Best Director award, while the Best Editing award went to Rameshwar Bhagat and Best Sound Mixing to Alok De for the film.

Priyanka, who is in India now, on Tuesday night took to Instagram to share a photograph of herself along with her mother surrounded by paparazzi.

"Thank you to my Purple Pebble Pictures team and everyone who contributed to Ventilator and all my mad endeavours. The cast, the crew, our partners, the media..Thank you all for coming out so strong tonight. We cried we laughed and just made merry...My gorgeous and incredible team. Without who nothing would be possible and my formidable mother Madhu Chopra you are my rock partner! Here's to many more by gods grace," Priyanaka captioned the image.

The Marathi film, produced by Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra under their production banner Purple Pebble Pictures, revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the popular Ganpati festival, leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic among the clan he belongs to.

Priyanka says that she started her production with small and regional films as she thought some films and subjects needed her support. "Big personalities produce Hindi films. I am a small producer. I thought that there are some films and subjects which needed my help and support," said Priyanka.

Priyanka attended the success bash along with entire cast and crew of the film including Ashutosh Gowariker and the director of the film, Mapuskar. While interacting with the media, she asserted that she always wanted to produce content-driven films. "Sometimes filmmakers don't get the opportunity to present their stories to the audience and that is the reason why I always wanted to produce content driven films across any language," added Priyanka.

She has also produced Bhojuri film Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi and Punjabi film Sarvann. She was last in Prakash Jha's Jai Gangagjal playing the role of cop.

Updated Date: Apr 26, 2017 14:07 PM