Bollywood film actress and producer Priyanka Chopra announced the release of her production house Purple Pebble Pictures’ project ‘Firebrand’. The Marathi film, which, in Priyanka’s words, is “powerful” and “pivotal”, will be available on streaming giant Netflix from February 22. It is written and directed by National Award-winning director Aruna Raje Patil.
The actress took to Twitter to share the release date of her first digital venture and wrote, “Powerful and pivotal. Two words that best describes our latest @PurplePebblePic project by @aruraje. It’s an optimistic story that needs to be watched by audiences far and wide. I’m proud to bring #Firebrand22Feb to @NetflixIndia…Can’t wait for you guys to watch it!”
Powerful and pivotal. Two words that best describes our latest @PurplePebblePic project by @aruraje. It's an optimistic story that needs to be watched by audiences far and wide. I'm proud to bring #Firebrand22Feb to @NetflixIndia…Can't wait for you guys to watch it! pic.twitter.com/znwF2AzkCR
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 6, 2019
The film stars Usha Jadhav as a successful lawyer Sunanda Raut, Girish Kulkarni as her husband and architect by profession Madhav Patkar, and Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev as another couple.
Talking about her film ‘Firebrand’ the Desi Girl said, “The age of digital has changed the way we consume content. Today, the story is king and audiences are open to and accepting of all kinds of genres. This definitely was one of the major reasons behind our move of taking our latest Marathi project Firebrand straight to Netflix. A story like Firebrand deserves to reach audiences far and wide.”
The production house had bankrolled two other small budget Marathi movie in the past ‘Ventilator’ and ‘Kay Re Rascalaa’. The former won three honours at the 64th National Film Awards. Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra‘s company strives at producing small budget films and promoting new talents such as writers, actors, directors, and technicians.