The mother-daughter duo's Marathi production Firebrand is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on 22 February 2019
Mumbai: The mum and daughter dream team, Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra, are all set to hit Netflix with their Marathi production, Firebrand. The movie will premiere exclusively on the online streaming giant on February 22 and features award-winning Marathi actors such as Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev.
Firebrand is directed by National Award winner Aruna Raje and also the first digital venture that Priyanka and Madhu Chopra’s production house Purple Pebble Pictures has made.
The movie follows the life of a successful lawyer who herself is sexual assault victim, played by Usha Jadhav, who is dealing with PTSD. She tackles difficult family cases while also coping with intimacy issues in her own marriage. Girish Kulkarni expertly essays the role of her husband Madhav Patkar, an architect by profession.
The film is Netflix’s first licensed original film in Marathi. Speaking on the film’s exclusive premiere on the service, Priyanka Chopra 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. We scroll for content that appeals to our mood and mind, equally. 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 and I'm thrilled to be bringing this to Netflix.”
Last Updated 7, Feb 2019, 4:02 PM IST