indian star priyanka chopra Having made a name for herself in Hollywood, she recently voiced her support for the Pakistani film ‘Joyland,’ which was a finalist in the Oscars for Best International Feature. Led by Saim Sadiq, Joyland is the first Pakistani feature to make her cut for an Oscar shortlist. It was shortlisted alongside her Chhello Show, an Indian entry.
Priyanka took to social media to share her thoughts on the feature. Sharing a clip of Joyland, she wrote: Bravo to the entire team for bringing this story to life. Must see. Joyland’s team also responded to Priyanka’s post and thanked her for her support.
Priyanka also shared two Instagram Stories, praising the incredible success of the Indian film RRR. She was probably photographed at one of the film’s various screenings held in the United States. I’m here. Good luck and congratulations to the team.”
After a huge success in India, RRR went viral in the West. Recently, a Golden Globe and he won two Critics’ Choice Awards (Best Original Song and Best Foreign Film).
Meanwhile, Saim directed and co-wrote Joyland, with the support of actor and singer-producer Riz Ahmed, who joined the project as executive producer through his production banner Left Handed Films. In an earlier statement to Variety, Liz opened up about Joyland and its ban in Pakistan, saying: And it’s easy to get lost in all respects. The first Pakistani film at Cannes, the first winner, the first Oscar finalist, and a queer love story that overcame multiple obstacles to its release. How brilliantly this movie breaks our hearts. “
The film’s main plot revolves around the youngest child of a traditional Pakistani family. Unbeknownst to his family, he takes a job as a backup dancer at a burlesque-like theater and falls in love with a transgender person, whom the Pakistani government has accused of “offensive content.” said it would ban the film. However, the film was also selected to represent the country at the prestigious Oscars.
Joyland was released in Pakistan last November.