The actress revealed that her Punjabi production Sarvann's latest song is sung by her late father, Dr Ashok Chopra.
Here's one of Priyanka Chopra's original reasons for making Sarvann
Mumbai - 03 Jan 2017 15:32 IST
Updated : 04 Jan 2017 10:51 IST
Priyanka Chopra’s banner, Purple Pebble Pictures, has its third feature film set to be released next week. The Punjabi language film, Sarvann, starring Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal and Ranjit Bawa revolves around an NRI, played by Gill, who returns to India.
Chopra recently shared the third song from the film’s soundtrack, a famous shabad by Guru Gobind Singh which was sung by her late father, Dr Ashok Chopra. ‘Mitar Pyare Nu’ is sung by Dr Ashok with music composed by Jatinder Shah.
The actress, who has sung songs on her own films from Mary Kom (2014) to Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), has also released two successful international singles, ‘In My City’ featuring will.i.am and ‘Exotic’ featuring Pitbull. Her father was her main supporter on her alternate singing career. Dr Ashok, a retired physician in the Army, passed away in 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Priyanka revealed her emotional reasons on Twitter for including the song on her first Punjabi home production, saying “it really feels like he’s next to me when I hear it”. It was a contributing factor in making Sarvann.
He had recorded the song and we meant to release it but then he fell ill... it really feels like he's next to me when I hear it.. https://t.co/1P3qxYaG2S— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 2, 2017
Priyanka, who was recently in India to celebrate the New Year, promoted the film on The Kapil Sharma Show. Sarvann will land in theatres on 13 January as northern India celebrates the festival of Lohri.