Priyanka Chopra Jonas boards Barry Avrich’s documentary ‘Born Hungry’ as producer


Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she and her production banner Purple Pebble Pictures are ready to back Barry Avrich's new feature documentary. born hungry,

Purple Pebble Pictures TV and film heads Chopra Jonas and Mary Rohlich will serve as producers. deadline. born hungry It is a serious drama about a young Indian boy who is abandoned by his family and becomes celebrity chef Sasha Simpson.

“Now, Sash Simpson, a celebrity chef who once ate food out of garbage cans alone on the streets of Chennai before being adopted by a Canadian couple, returns to India with only hazy memories to find his lost family ,” the logline reads. Documentary film.

Chopra Jonas said that she was extremely inspired by Simpson's journey and that bringing her story to the screen was no easy task. “Associating with such stories and filmmakers who have the ability to impact the audience with a unique perspective is what we always look for. born hungry It's exactly the same.”

“I was so inspired by Sash's incredible story of resilience and determination, and also by the wonderful rendition of an extremely sensitive story, it was no easy task for us to collaborate. We are so excited to share this story with you. Can't wait,” he wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.

“I have always loved India's brilliantly colorful storytelling and the vibrancy of iconic Bollywood filmmaking. When I discovered this story, I was immediately struck by the passion and complexity of this emotional journey,” said Avrich.

born hungry It premiered at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival and will screen at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on April 26.

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