Another first for Priyanka Chopra; will command a share of her film's profit

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Priyanka Chopra has established herself as a force to reckon with not only in Bollywood but in Hollywood as well. The actress has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular Indian actors in the international circuit. She has managed to outdo all her Bollywood fellow celebrities and is calling the shots in most of her projects. After signing Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat opposite Salman Khan for a whopping amount, PeeCee is all set to get a share of profits from her next film with Shonali Bose titled The Sky is Pink. Priyanka will become the first female superstar in Bollywood to get a share of the profits, a practice that has been common with male superstars for quite some time now.

The Sky is Pink also stars Farhan Akhtar and Dangal girl Zaira Wasim. Priyanka who has turned producer herself and managed to produce quite a few successful projects realized that it would be unfair to weigh down Shonali’s inspiring project with her hefty remuneration. Priyanka understands that the film banks on herself and Zaira, who plays her daughter in the film. Weighing the pros and cons, Priyanka took the decision to not demand her regular fee and hence has opted to take a share of the film’s profit after it does substantially well at the box office.

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A leading daily reported that Priyanka’s representatives met producers Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur to discuss the modalities of the deal. A leading daily reported, “The topic has so far been broached with one of the producers. The profit cut is yet to be finalized. Before the film is officially announced, the respective parties are expected to come to a consensus on the same, following which she will sign on the dotted line.”

Shonali’s film is based on the true life-story of Aisha Chaudhary, a motivational speaker and author who was born with an immune deficiency disorder and at 13 years of age was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. She later passed away at the age of 18. Aisha wrote the book My Little Epiphanies. Priyanka and Zaira have already started the prep for the film.

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