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Priyanka Chopra Joins Forces with Barry Avrich for Documentary ‘Born Hungry’

Priyanka Chopra Joins Forces with Barry Avrich for Documentary 'Born Hungry'

Expanding Horizons in Film Production with a Gritty, Inspirational Story

In a move that continues to define her as a force in both acting and production, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has announced her latest project, stepping into the role of producer for the upcoming feature documentary ‘Born Hungry’. Directed by Barry Avrich, this documentary promises to deliver a compelling narrative centered around the life of celebrity chef Sash Simpson.

Chopra Jonas took to Instagram to share the news, expressing her enthusiasm for the project and highlighting the unique and moving nature of the story. Her production company, Purple Pebble Pictures, is set to collaborate on this documentary, aligning with its mission to support stories with a strong emotional impact and unique perspectives.

A Story of Resilience and Triumph

‘Born Hungry’ tells the extraordinary tale of a young Indian boy, Sash Simpson, who faced abandonment and survived the harsh realities of life on the streets of Chennai. From scavenging for food in trash cans to being adopted by a Canadian couple, Simpson’s journey is one of remarkable resilience and determination. The documentary follows his emotional return to India as he seeks to unravel his past and find his family, armed with little more than hazy memories.

Eager Anticipation for Global Audiences

The documentary has already made waves, premiering at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2024 and set for screening at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on April 26. Chopra Jonas and Mary Rohlich, Head of TV and Film at Purple Pebble Pictures, are at the helm as producers, bringing this inspiring story to a global audience.

Expanding Creative Ventures

This announcement comes on the heels of another significant project by Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures, the documentary ‘Women Of My Billions’, directed by Ajitesh Sharma and slated for release on Amazon Prime Video. Chopra Jonas’s ventures into production continue to showcase her commitment to diverse and impactful storytelling.

Future Projects and Appearances

Beyond her role as a producer, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has an exciting lineup of acting roles. She will star in ‘Heads of State’, alongside John Cena and Idris Elba, and lend her voice to Disneynature’s ‘Tiger’, an exploration of the life of one of the planet’s most beloved creatures, set for release on Disney+ Hotstar. Additionally, fans eagerly await her return to Bollywood in Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Jee Le Zaraa’, where she will share the screen with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.

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