Magazine article Variety

Chopra Bows Purple Pebble

Magazine article Variety

Chopra Bows Purple Pebble

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PRIYANKA CHOPRA, INDIAN superstar and star of "Quantico," has unveiled the debut slate of her Purple Pebble Pictures shingle.

The company, operated by Priyanka's mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra, is pitching a trio of Indian regional films that could attract international finance, or eventually find their way to overseas festival berths.

The slate is headed by "Little Joe," a dual-language film, about a kid who expresses himself through drawings and cartoons, and search- es for a place where he is not treated like a freak. Also on the lineup is "Nalini," a fact-based drama about the first romance of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The picture will be shot in Bengali, Marathi and English. Another title is "Little Visitors" (aka "Pahuna") in Sikkimese.

Priyanka Chopra has long been interested in film production and previously attended project markets including HAF in Hong Kong. …

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