"I am very sad about it. We as a team are sad about it. But I am
glad the film was considered and sent as India's official entry to
the Oscars. It was a very special film for us. We made it from the
heart and I am really happy for the kind of response I've got for
Jhilmil's character," Priyanka told PTI.
Her role as an autistic girl earned rave reviews from critics
and audiences alike and the film also enjoyed a good box office
collection. "I was very nervous about playing a differently-abled
person. It could have been a caricature or it could have looked
fake. I am grateful people have seen it for what we were trying it
to be," she said.
The film recently had its premiere at the Marrakech film
festival, where a number of fans had gathered to catch a glimpse of
the film's stars. "It was an amazing premiere at Marrakech, there
were thousands of people standing in the cold. It was really
great." The actress has a number of projects at hand now, including
the Mary Kom biopic being made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
"I'll start work on the Mary Kom project in mid-next year and I have to begin training for that. I have met her and she is very involved with the project because the film is inspired by her life. She is a great girl, so much fun and has been very helpful so far," said Priyanka.