International icon Priyanka Chopra and Dr Madhu Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures’ Pahuna is Sikkim’s first foray into Indian cinema. The film which went on floors in the first week of April and completely shot in Sikkim was completed in two weeks is complete and is into post-production. The film will have a pan India release with Hindi sub-titles. The film has two Sikkimese children Ishika Gurung and Anmol Limboo in lead roles. Dr Madhu Chopra says, “We are trying to start a film industry there. Sikkim is a beautiful 100 per cent eco-friendly state. We got a wonderful story based on the hardship faced during Maoist struggle by three children. The story was enough reason to explore this uncharted territory. The Sikkim government has been quite helpful.” Pahuna is a brave story about the love, strength and courage of three Nepali children who get separated from their parents, while fleeing the Maoist agitation from Nepal to Sikkim. The entire cast and many of the technicians are from Sikkim, making Pahuna a truly Sikkimese film.