Priyanka Chopra Jonas Tackles ‘To Kill A Tiger’ As EP; Netflix to stream


Big news today for the Oscar nominee kill a tiger. Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas will join the award-winning feature-length documentary as executive producer, alongside Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling and other bold names. The news comes as Netflix signs a deal to soon release the film globally on its platform.

“Priyanka has remained a staunch supporter of the film since its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022,” a statement noted, “captivated by its moving narrative depicting a father’s brave fight within the justice system to guarantee justice for his daughter.”

Ranjit’s daughter in ‘To Kill a Tiger’

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kill a tiger, directed by Nisha Pahuja, has won two dozen awards worldwide, including Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Amplify Voices Award at TIFF, and Best Documentary Feature at the Canadian Screen Awards. Pahuja won the 2023 Documentary Excellence Award from the Directors Guild of Canada. It managed to make the Oscar documentary shortlist and then get a nomination despite not having distribution in the United States; The deal with Netflix will finally change that.

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Pahuja spent eight years working on the film, which centers on Ranjit, a poor farmer whose 13-year-old daughter Kiran was the victim of a brutal sexual assault. Pressured by their village to drop charges against the three young men accused of the attack, Ranjit and his wife Jiganti refused. The film takes place in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand (where Priyanka Chopra Jonas was born).

Ranjit (left) and Jiganti (right) in ‘To Kill a Tiger’

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kill a tigercomments a statement, “serves as a testament to the boundless love and unwavering determination of a devoted father for his beloved daughter.”

Along with Chopra, Patel and Kaling, executive producers are surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande, Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, writer and producer Andy Cohen (Beijing Spring), Anita Lee, Andrew Dragoumis, Shivani Rawat, Mona Sinha (Equality Now), Mala Gaonkar (Surgo Foundation), Regina Scully, Anita Bhatia, Niraj Bhatia, Deepa Mehta and others.

This is the first Oscar nomination for Pahuja, the Toronto-based filmmaker who was born in India and raised in Canada. His credits include the 2014 Emmy-nominated documentary. The world before herdocumentary series diamond path (2007) and feature-length documentary from 2002. Bound to Bollywood.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and director Nisha Pahuja attend a special screening of ‘To Kill a Tiger’ in London on February 20, 2024.

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Pahuja was attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah when the Oscar nominations were announced on January 23. “I have to say, when they mentioned our title, I was a little beside myself. “I couldn’t believe it,” the director told Deadline that morning. “It’s so surreal.”

As Deadline reports in our just published Oscars themed magazineRanjit and his family, as well as Pahuja and his film crew, faced death threats during the making of the documentary. At one point, villagers, angered by the family’s refusal to drop the case, arrived at Ranjit’s house and threatened to set it on fire while the family and the filmmakers were inside. The dangerous circumstances forced Pahuja to consider stopping production.

“Our main concern was the family, how did they feel and what did they want us to do? Did they want us to continue filming? Should we stop? And they didn’t,” Pahuja told Deadline. “They wanted us to continue filming… They understood that the camera actually gave them a kind of protection. They felt that since we were filming, no one would do anything. “They would think twice.”

producers of kill a tiger include Pahuja of Notice Pictures Inc, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim of the National Board of Canada.

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