Joyland has earned itself yet another international fan, this time the Bollywood and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra who took to her Instagram stories to praise Saim Sadiq’s film, Pakistan’s official submission to the Oscars.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Bajirao Mastani actor wrote, “Joyland is truly a joy to watch. Bravo to the entire team for bringing this story to life. It’s a must watch.”
Sadiq shared Chopra’s Instagram story in which he was tagged along with the film’s official Instagram handle. Both accounts thanked the Bollywood star.
In two other Instagram stories, Chopra shared photos of herself side by side with SS Rajamouli, filmmaker of RRR and composer-songwriter MM Keeravani of viral sensation ‘Naatu Naatu’. She wrote that the least she could do is contribute to this “incredible Indian film’s journey” and wished the team good-luck.
The Telegu language hit film bagged Best Original Song at the Golden Globes recently, but lost Best Non-English-language Picture to Argentina, 1985. It became the first ever Indian film to win an award at the Globes and came out ahead of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and director-songwriter Guillermo del Toro.
Previously, Chopra showed support to Sadiq when the Joyland team was awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes last year. She had taken to Instagram and posted a series of stories to appreciate the awardees at Cannes. She started off by congratulating them and made a special shout out to “all the powerful talent from Asia” for getting the “recognition” they deserve.
Chopra had posted photos of the Asian teams among the awardees and started off with Joyland by mentioning the awards that the film bagged. Sadiq had thanked her for her recognition and in another story shared by the Baywatch star, she congratulated him.
Sadiq’s Joyland, Rajamouli’s RRR and Pan Nalin’s Chhello Show are up for Oscars this year. Sadiq and Nalin’s film for the Best International Film category whereas Rajamouli’s for Best Original Song. The 95th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on March 12.