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Priyanka Chopra’s next Marathi movie Paani is a love story in a drought affected area

The film marks the directorial debut of actor Adinath Kothare, son of veteran actor and filmmaker Mahesh Kothare. 

Keyur Seta

Actress Priyanka Chopra’s fourth Marathi production under her banner Purple Pebble Pictures went on the floors last week on 10 May. Titled Paani, the film will mark the directorial debut of actor Adinath Kothare, son of veteran actor and filmmaker Mahesh Kothare.

He will also star in the film along with Rucha Vaidya, Subodh Bhave, Kishor Kadam, Girish Joshi and Rajit Kapur.

Paani is a love story that deals with the issue of drought in Marathwada. “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 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,” said an official statement from the makers.

The production house also shared a logo of the film on Twitter. Chopra retweeted it and said, “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 & deals with a very topical issue. Welcome aboard @adinathkothare & team...let’s create something special together!#Marathi.”

In an official statement, she 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.”

Before Paani, Chopra’s Marathi projects include Ventilator (2016), Kay Re Rascala (2017), and Firebrand, which will be released this year.