Priyanka Chopra’s debut Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ produced by her production house Purple Pebble Pictures which released last year continues to be an award season favorite as the heart-touching family drama has landed 15 nominations at 2017 Filmfare Awards Marathi including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Male) nod for Jitendra Joshi.
The other nominations include – Best Actor In A Supporting Role Male (Ashutosh Gowariker), Best Actor In A Supporting Role Female (Sukanya Kulkarni), Best Music Album (Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan), Best Lyrics (Manoj Yadav), Best Production Design (Nikhil Kovale), Best Cinematography (Savita Singh), Best Original Story (Rajesh Mapuskar), Best Screenplay (Rajesh Mapuskar), Best Dialogue (Rajesh Mapuskar), Best Editing (Rameshwar Bhagat), Best Background Score (Rohan & Rohan) and Best Sound Design (Sanjay Maurya and Allwyn Rego).
Reacting to the happy news, Priyanka Chopra said, “As a producer, I couldn’t have asked for anything more for my first Marathi venture. It’s such an honor for us at Purple Pebble Pictures and the entire team of Ventilator. 15 nominations… we’re truly overwhelmed. It’s a testament to Rajesh Mapuskar, Jitendra Joshi, Ashutosh Gowariker, Dr. Madhu Chopra and everyone who worked as a team, bringing their incredible skills to the mix and coming together to deliver such an amazing film. Thank you Filmfare for the recognition and huge congratulations to the entire team.”
Meanwhile, PeeCee’s mother Dr. Madhu Chopra shared, “It’s surreal! The credit goes to the entire team of ‘Ventilator’ for making it a huge success. I am grateful to the audience for appreciating the film, which is very close to my heart. Thank you, Filmfare!”
The critically-acclaimed film took home 5 trophies at the coveted MATA Sanman Awards & also bagged Best Fil m Award at Zee Talkies Comedy Awards & at Sanskruti Kaladarpan Gaurav Rajani Awards 2017