Did Priyanka Chopra’s next movie insult Rabindranath Tagore with intimate scenes?

Priyanka Chopra (picture courtesy: youtube)

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra these days has been working on Hollywood projects exclusively. The 34 year old who started her own production house called Purple Pebble Pictures (with mother Madhu Chopra) will apparently begin her own web series and as far as we know, a Bengali film is also on the cards. Known as ‘Nalini’, this is going to be Pee Cee’s second regional venture after Punjabi movie Sargi which did quite well at the box office. Scroll down to read more details.

Nalini is based on the life of writer and poet Rabindranath Tagore and his relationship with tutor Annapurna Atmaram. According to reports, the movie has a few kissing scenes- one where Tagore kisses his tutor and the other where the tutor kisses a suitor in front of Tagore. The Bengali committee naturally didn’t like when they heard of this. The members of Visva Bharati University were upset with the scenes and have requested Ujjwal Chatterjee who directed the movie to get rid of the scenes. One of the members also said that legal proceedings may be considered if changes are not made. The scenes according to them are not needed and there is no proof of authenticity whatsoever.

Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra also reacted to the issue. She said “We are in talks with Tagore’s family members to make the material as authentic as possible. I hope we can retain the scenes. They are factually correct. Ujjwal has been thorough with his research. Unless the censors delete them, we would want to retain them. The story is about his infatuation, so we can’t have a holier-than-thou approach. We knew this was a difficult film and it will require permissions because certain sections would be touchy about it, but the hurdles are all worth it. Our argument is simple — we haven’t created this story. There are books on the subject. We aren’t taking cinematic liberties. The story and the script were presented to the university.”

Whatever the problem is, we are hoping for a quick solution. Also, Priyanka has been doing quite well in Hollywood. Take a look at one of her latest interview’s below.

Priyanka Chopra's First Times

"I wanted to be a maid." Priyanka Chopra from Baywatch gives us her #FirstTimes 🏖 Watch her full interview here: http://aol.it/2s6Sua4

Publié par BUILD Series LDN sur jeudi 6 juillet 2017