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Priyanka Chopra records emotional Marathi track for 'Ventilator'

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Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is busy shooting for the second season of "Quantico", has recorded a promotional track in Marathi for her debut Marathi production venture "Ventilator". She has dedicated the song, titled "Baba", to her late father Ashok Chopra.

The actress says the song is "powerful and moving".

"Ventilator" is Priyanka's first Marathi venture under her production house Purple Pebble Pictures. The film is written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and presented by Zee Studios.

"From the minute, I heard the song 'Baba', I loved it. It's so powerful and moving...capturing the relationship between a father and his son," Priyanka said in a statement.

The actress will also feature in the promotional track which was shot here. Mapuskar along with the team of the family entertainer flew to New York to shoot the video, conceptualised and directed by Maheep Dhillon with an American crew.

She said: "When the music directors suggested that I sing a female version of this, I was apprehensive and torn between my love for the song and nervousness of singing it in Marathi. But I'm so glad I did finally sing it because it was a fun, enriching, terrifying, and amazing experience for me and I can't wait to do it all over again.

"I hope I've been able to do justice to this beautiful song. Forgive me if there are any mistakes. I sang it with all my heart."

Priyanka also shared her excitement about the song on Twitter.

She posted: "#Baba..My first Marathi song.. Forgive me if there are any mistakes...this one is all heart."

The film revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the Ganapati festival, leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic among the large clan he belongs to.

Mapuskar said: "When music composers Rohan Rohan came to me with a very simple, warm composition 'Baba' I never thought it would travel across continents to get completed. It's recorded in the ultimate city of the US, New York. Thank you Priyanka for your initiative to make the Baba song sound so wonderful."

"Ventilator" will release on Friday.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 03 2016. 14:52 IST
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