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Priyanka Chopra's movie about sexual assault survivor dealing with PTSD to be shown on Netflix

'Firebrand' will be Netflix's first original Marathi film

Priyanka Chopra has responded to rumours of a rift with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. AP 
Priyanka Chopra has responded to rumours of a rift with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. AP 

Firebrand, a movie produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, is set for release on Netflix on February 22, and will be the streaming service's first original movie in India's Marathi language.

The movie follows the life of a successful lawyer (played by Usha Jadhav), who is a sexual assault victim, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to Netflix, the film "revolves around trials and tribulations of contemporary modern day relationships".

'Firebrand' has been produced by Priyanka Chopra and her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra’s, production house Purple Pebble Pictures. Courtesy Netflix 
'Firebrand' has been produced by Priyanka Chopra and her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra’s, production house Purple Pebble Pictures. Courtesy Netflix

The fact that Netflix is presenting a Marathi film to a global audience is something that Chopra is delighted about.

"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," she said.

"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."

The movie has been produced by Chopra and her mother, Dr Madhu Chopra, under their production house Purple Pebble Pictures.

Introducing Mrs Jonas

The actress – who married Jonas Brothers' Nick Jonas in November – also appeared on Jimmy Fallon's talk show yesterday, where she appeared as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, with a new last name, for the first time.

Chopra said that every time she hears her new name, "My face goes a little like, 'Oh, that happened!'"

When asked by Fallon why she had changed her name, she said, "I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel like, we're becoming family and I'm a little traditional and old school like that."

Adding, "But I don't take away my identity, he gets added to who I am," which received a cheer from the audience.

On Fallon's show, she also revealed that she is writing a memoir, Unfinished, about her life so far, set for release this year.

"I have always been a super private person in my life, I have never really discussed the personal side of things," she said of the book. "[But] I think that in getting married and in the last two or three years, I have found my feet a lot more as a woman, as a person... So I felt like this was the right time to delve into things."

Updated: February 7, 2019 12:23 PM

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