Priyanka to be on Toronto film festival jury for short films

Priyanka...Promoting budding talent.

Priyanka…Promoting budding talent.

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra will be part of the jury for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year.

The actress, who is currently shooting for the second season of her popular American show Quantico is looking forward to the event in September.

“It is exciting. I have always promoted new talent, and created opportunities for them. This (being part of the jury) will help me do that too,” says Priyanka, who launched her production house last year to encourage budding talent.

Priyanka will judge the Short Films section along with Hollywood actor James Franco, Canadian director Xavier Dolan and American film maker Ava DuVernay. In January, Priyanka produced a web series titled It’s My City.

Priyanka has a large fan base in Canada, as the first season of her American show was extensively shot in Montreal. In the past, she has made appearances at TIFF for the screenings of her films — What’s Your Raashee? (2005) and Mary Kom (2015). – CINEWS

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