Deepa Mehta’s next film goes to the floor in November and will have one of Bollywood’s biggest stars Preity Zinta in the lead role. The film, Heaven on Earth is about domestic abuse and particularly the story of one woman.
The script was inspired by a documentary that Mehta filmed called “Lets Talk about It” which covered the domestic abuse of Indian women in Canada. Mehta gave cameras to children living in Toronto and had them interview their parents. Heaven on Earth is based on one of those stories about a Punjabi woman living in Toronto.
Priety Zinta will play the role of Chand, a young woman who finds herself in abusive arranged marriage and to deal with the abuse she creates an alternative reality. Zinta says, “This role is even more complex than my most complex roles. I will be challenged every moment I am working on that film.”
Also singed on for the project is Seema Biswas, who was part of the cast for Mehta’s acclaimed film, Water. The film will be shot in India and Canada, starting November 5th. Watch this space for more news of this exciting new film.