New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra is often seen championing good cinema through her social media posts time and again. Recently, she hosted a film screening of ‘Chhello Show’, India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023, in Los Angeles.
She had also shared pictures with the film’s team on Instagram with a post that said, “The least I can do is always support the industry that taught me all I know about my job. So proud of the amazing movies that come out of Indian cinema. ‘Chhello Show’”
Priyanka had also attended a screening event for SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ after the film’s song ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the Best Original Song at the Golden Globes and gave a shout out to the film’s cast and makers.
Now, the ‘Sky Is Pink’ actress praised Pakistan’s Oscar entry ‘Joyland’ calling it a “must watch” movie.
Priyanka took to Instagram Stories and shared a video of the film’s trailer. She wrote: “#Joyland is truly a joy to watch. Bravo to the entire team for bringing this story to life. It’s a must watch.”
She tagged the film’s makers, director, and some members of the cast as well in her post.
‘Joyland’, directed by debutante Saim Sadiq, tells the tale of a patriarchal family, craving for the birth of a boy to continue the family line. The family’s youngest son, the protagonist, secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for a trans woman.
The film stars Sania Saeed, Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Rasti Farooq, Salmaan Peerzada and Sohail Sameer. It was released in Pakistan in November after a short ban.
‘Joyland’ is currently in the 10-film shortlist for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Film category, where it is competing with Indian film ‘Chhello Show’ (‘Last Film Show’).
Meanwhile, Priyanka will be seen in ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif besides also in the much-anticipated series ‘Citadel’ by the Russo Brothers.
(with inputs from IANS)