‘Paani’ based on a true story that deals with an insurmountable crisis affecting an entire region, will be directed by debutant director Adinath Kothare.
This is the fourth Marathi production for Priyanka’s ‘Purple Pebble Pictures’ and is in line with their objective to promote regional cinema and provide a platform for new talent.
‘This is what I had envisioned when starting @PurplePebblePic…A platform for good stories & new talent. #Paani is special because it’s based on a true story and deals with a very topical issue.Welcome aboard @adinathkothare & team…let’s create something special together!#Marathi,’ Priyanka said in a tweet.
Speaking about the film, Priyanka said, ‘At Purple Pebble Pictures, we want to tell good stories, give new talent a chance and provide the audience with an entertaining experience. There are many stories that reflect the realities of the world we live in and I believe it’s very important to showcase them and bring that message to more people in a way that they can connect with. ‘Paani’ is one such story and we’re looking forward to working with Adinath.’
Inspired by the true story of a common man and his village, Nagdarwadi, situated in the drought prone Marathwada region of Maharashtra, the film is said to be a beautifully woven tale of human struggle and true love, and aims to drive home a key message, critical to the world we live in today.
The film starring Adinath Kothare, Rucha Vaidya, Subodh Bhave, Kishor Kadam, Girish Joshi and Rajit Kapoor, went on floors on May 10.
Purple Pebble Pictures’ previous Marathi productions include Ventilator (2016), Kaay Re Rascala (2017).
Priyanka’s production house, although is yet to venture into Bollywood, has produced films in Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Sikkimese and Assamese.