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  • Aditya Warrior - Aadi. Brilliant brilliant editor and creative mind. Fantastic most lovely most loving human being. Died this morning of a sudden heart attack. Just like that he was gone. Minutes before he was laughing. And he will always remain like this photo - laughing nearby. Not visible. But right here.  I last met him a month ago joyous as ever discussing how he would cut the trailer for The Sky is Pink. He had cut the most brilliant trailer for Margarita with a Straw. Aamir who in my mind is a marketing genius par excellence watched it and didn’t want to change a single frame. He attached it to 3,000 screens of PK release. Aisha Chaudhary (unknown to me at the time) watched that trailer 30 times and loved it so much that she told her parents I hope I live to see this film. She died two weeks later. The reason that I got to make The Sky is Pink is completely to do with Aadi’s  genius.  And tonight the sky is not dark but iridescent with the light of his soul as it alights in the Universe. A wise, loving, evolved soul that didn’t need to be in Earth any longer.  Adieu my friend. You will be deeply deeply missed. But not forgotten for a second. Your light will shine on.
  • Aditya Warrior - Aadi. Brilliant brilliant editor and creative mind. Fantastic most lovely most loving human being. Died this morning of a sudden heart attack. Just like that he was gone. Minutes before he was laughing. And he will always remain like this photo - laughing nearby. Not visible. But right here. I last met him a month ago joyous as ever discussing how he would cut the trailer for The Sky is Pink. He had cut the most brilliant trailer for Margarita with a Straw. Aamir who in my mind is a marketing genius par excellence watched it and didn’t want to change a single frame. He attached it to 3,000 screens of PK release. Aisha Chaudhary (unknown to me at the time) watched that trailer 30 times and loved it so much that she told her parents I hope I live to see this film. She died two weeks later. The reason that I got to make The Sky is Pink is completely to do with Aadi’s genius. And tonight the sky is not dark but iridescent with the light of his soul as it alights in the Universe. A wise, loving, evolved soul that didn’t need to be in Earth any longer. Adieu my friend. You will be deeply deeply missed. But not forgotten for a second. Your light will shine on.
  •  212  9  23 March, 2019

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  • And it’s a Picture Wrap (All But Song) finally on this momentous journey of shooting The Sky is Pink. It’s been almost 9 months since we started shooting - with weddings and album releases for my actors in between. It’s very different than when you wrap a single schedule. So though I haven’t shot more days for this film from my previous ones it feels like a lifetime since I started because of the scattered schedule. No wonder I have post partum blues now. I literally have a baby at the end of the shoot gifted me by the Art Department! Our nakli baby for some scenes. He feels so real in my arms. Of course I’ve named him Ishlu. As he has been the magical light bathing this film. I feel blessed with the Producers, Cast and Crew I had on this journey. I miss everyone already. Thank god we still have a song to shoot. Now it’s a race for the Oct 11 release. #mybabyisborn #theskyispink #itsawrap @zairawasim_ @priyankachopra @faroutakhtar @rohitsaraf10 @roykapurfilms
  • And it’s a Picture Wrap (All But Song) finally on this momentous journey of shooting The Sky is Pink. It’s been almost 9 months since we started shooting - with weddings and album releases for my actors in between. It’s very different than when you wrap a single schedule. So though I haven’t shot more days for this film from my previous ones it feels like a lifetime since I started because of the scattered schedule. No wonder I have post partum blues now. I literally have a baby at the end of the shoot gifted me by the Art Department! Our nakli baby for some scenes. He feels so real in my arms. Of course I’ve named him Ishlu. As he has been the magical light bathing this film. I feel blessed with the Producers, Cast and Crew I had on this journey. I miss everyone already. Thank god we still have a song to shoot. Now it’s a race for the Oct 11 release. #mybabyisborn #theskyispink #itsawrap @zairawasim_ @priyankachopra @faroutakhtar @rohitsaraf10 @roykapurfilms
  •  811  34  12 March, 2019
  • Just got back from a glorious Andamans shoot with my hottie brilliant and brave actors who are as entertaining off set as on and such fun company to be with. Quite novel to be directing in a bathing suit and in the deep ocean. But if my actors are going to get hit by waves so am I! At one point I had to swim far out to the boat causing my darling producer Sid some anxious moments as I was a mere blob in the waves! Loved every minute. And felt my Ishan’s protection and presence at some miraculous moments. @priyankachopra @faroutakhtar @rohitsaraf10 @zairawasim_ Thanks guys for doing all that you did for me and the film. Your commitment is unparalleled. Love y’all. #theoceanisturquoise #theskyispink #myactorsarerockstars #overthemoon #stunninghavelock
  • Just got back from a glorious Andamans shoot with my hottie brilliant and brave actors who are as entertaining off set as on and such fun company to be with. Quite novel to be directing in a bathing suit and in the deep ocean. But if my actors are going to get hit by waves so am I! At one point I had to swim far out to the boat causing my darling producer Sid some anxious moments as I was a mere blob in the waves! Loved every minute. And felt my Ishan’s protection and presence at some miraculous moments. @priyankachopra @faroutakhtar @rohitsaraf10 @zairawasim_ Thanks guys for doing all that you did for me and the film. Your commitment is unparalleled. Love y’all. #theoceanisturquoise #theskyispink #myactorsarerockstars #overthemoon #stunninghavelock
  •  1,402  42  8 March, 2019

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  • Overjoyed to be back in the saddle in my beautiful office in Roy Kapur Films prepping for our final schedule of The Sky is Pink - March 1 - 12. For the first time in my life I didn’t feel sad to say goodbye to Viv or to LA and it’s only because I had this to look forward to so much. So much that I enjoy every single second of my every day even when I’m angsting over a location, a schedule, the budget, the edit or any number of crises. I am filled with wonder and gratitude to be making the film I wanted to make, such a deep and personal story from the depths of my soul - and be so supported every step of the way by my amazing producer and crew. And of course my wonderful actors. Every single person on this film is special and loved by me. How lucky am I. Thank you Ishan Bose-Pyne and Aisha Chaudhary - for sprinkling down stardust from your sky and bathing me in a rosy light with a pink hue. #theskyispink #roykapurfilmsrocks #lovingeverymonentoflife #gratitudeandlove #myangelsfromabove
  • Overjoyed to be back in the saddle in my beautiful office in Roy Kapur Films prepping for our final schedule of The Sky is Pink - March 1 - 12. For the first time in my life I didn’t feel sad to say goodbye to Viv or to LA and it’s only because I had this to look forward to so much. So much that I enjoy every single second of my every day even when I’m angsting over a location, a schedule, the budget, the edit or any number of crises. I am filled with wonder and gratitude to be making the film I wanted to make, such a deep and personal story from the depths of my soul - and be so supported every step of the way by my amazing producer and crew. And of course my wonderful actors. Every single person on this film is special and loved by me. How lucky am I. Thank you Ishan Bose-Pyne and Aisha Chaudhary - for sprinkling down stardust from your sky and bathing me in a rosy light with a pink hue. #theskyispink #roykapurfilmsrocks #lovingeverymonentoflife #gratitudeandlove #myangelsfromabove
  •  535  43  8 February, 2019
  • My baby just turned 21 five minutes ago! Yaaaaaaaaaaargh!
  • My baby just turned 21 five minutes ago! Yaaaaaaaaaaargh!
  •  382  13  5 February, 2019

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  • Finally summoned up the courage to let go my faithful companion Daisy Bose who has been with us since the birth of Amu (my film) 15 years ago! I’m unlikely to be back in LA for a year and a half so  keeping her was not sensible. But sometimes it’s hard to do sensible things and the right things and I was really struggling till yesterday. My Higher Self wasn’t helping me any so I turned to my Little God - Ishan - and asked him for the answer. And immediately my phone pinged and I got a message from a friend across the globe who I hadn’t even asked - but who just said something practical (about street cleaning) and I was like- That’s it! And as soon as I said that and looked again at Ishan’s pic I felt light and free. It was a wink from him to me to nudge me along in what I knew to do but wasn’t ready yet. My bestie Khanum was with me at the precise time (coincidentally) the guy came to take my car - and I got to have a little photo session of the goodbye!! Now if I can just paint Suresh Khanna (my Honda Jazz in Bombay - named by Viv and obviously not me!) SUNSHINE YELLOW all will be well. 🤣
  • Finally summoned up the courage to let go my faithful companion Daisy Bose who has been with us since the birth of Amu (my film) 15 years ago! I’m unlikely to be back in LA for a year and a half so keeping her was not sensible. But sometimes it’s hard to do sensible things and the right things and I was really struggling till yesterday. My Higher Self wasn’t helping me any so I turned to my Little God - Ishan - and asked him for the answer. And immediately my phone pinged and I got a message from a friend across the globe who I hadn’t even asked - but who just said something practical (about street cleaning) and I was like- That’s it! And as soon as I said that and looked again at Ishan’s pic I felt light and free. It was a wink from him to me to nudge me along in what I knew to do but wasn’t ready yet. My bestie Khanum was with me at the precise time (coincidentally) the guy came to take my car - and I got to have a little photo session of the goodbye!! Now if I can just paint Suresh Khanna (my Honda Jazz in Bombay - named by Viv and obviously not me!) SUNSHINE YELLOW all will be well. 🤣
  •  383  13  27 January, 2019
  • Today the Sky was Radiant and so was I as I walked on the Bluffs - my fav place in all of LA. A beautiful light shone down from the sky - Aisha’s light. For today was her Deathday. And she is shining more than ever.
I never met Aisha but I am in her skin and know her intimately. I know her last day on Earth in excruciating detail and I captured it in our film and was overjoyed that her parents and her brother loved what I did. It’s such a personal intimate thing - your experience of a loved ones death. I heard their experiences and owned them and recreated them. I am honored to be her conduit to tell the world her story. She, Ishan and I see the bliss and beauty in Death. We see the Light and not the Darkness. And we hope you’ll see it too through our eyes with our film. Love you Aishi. Shine on. #theskyispink #theskyisradiant #aishachaudharyrockstar #notafraidofdeath
  • Today the Sky was Radiant and so was I as I walked on the Bluffs - my fav place in all of LA. A beautiful light shone down from the sky - Aisha’s light. For today was her Deathday. And she is shining more than ever.
    I never met Aisha but I am in her skin and know her intimately. I know her last day on Earth in excruciating detail and I captured it in our film and was overjoyed that her parents and her brother loved what I did. It’s such a personal intimate thing - your experience of a loved ones death. I heard their experiences and owned them and recreated them. I am honored to be her conduit to tell the world her story. She, Ishan and I see the bliss and beauty in Death. We see the Light and not the Darkness. And we hope you’ll see it too through our eyes with our film. Love you Aishi. Shine on. #theskyispink #theskyisradiant #aishachaudharyrockstar #notafraidofdeath
  •  551  25  24 January, 2019
  • A quarter century ago I became a mother for the first time in my life. Today is that radiant child’s 25th birthday and I’m in the middle of celebrations feeling blessed and joyous. He gifted me a pair of pink pants (a complete sign for The Sky is Pink) - the story is too convoluted to put down but he totally gifted me them.  Last year on his birthday I woke up to a text that Priyanka had read my script and could I fly to New York. I knew right then that this was from Ishan and he was blessing the film. And it would be a magical journey and it was. All year I felt him so strongly. Through joy and sorrow - holding me like a rose in the palm of his hand. His wise brother told me at breakfast today as I chomped down a grilled cheese sandwich and hash browns in IHOP (I break my diet on his birthday and Deathday) that my relationship with him was so strong it defeated death and went beyond it. I have indeed felt it grow and deepen year by year.  While shooting the Deathday scene in The Sky is Pink - I felt only light and joy and could hold all my actors and crew in my arms with strength as they were struggling. Pri used some of my stories of Ishan to draw from for her performance. Once she turned to me before a take and asked if she could call Ishan (the character in the movie) - Ishlu - my name for my son. I was so moved. And so it was lovely to celebrate with her in the middle of the birthday today. She insisted on opening champagne and would not allow me to have green tea! And we toasted him up in the sky on this lovely sunny day. More celebrations ahead with my besties Gee and Kittu and Viv and me gorging more junk at California a Pizza Kitchen (I ordered from there for Ishan’s last birthday meal - his 16th - while we were shooting Chittagong. He was so thrilled and psyched that I could do that all the way from Lataguri, Bengal.)
  • A quarter century ago I became a mother for the first time in my life. Today is that radiant child’s 25th birthday and I’m in the middle of celebrations feeling blessed and joyous. He gifted me a pair of pink pants (a complete sign for The Sky is Pink) - the story is too convoluted to put down but he totally gifted me them. Last year on his birthday I woke up to a text that Priyanka had read my script and could I fly to New York. I knew right then that this was from Ishan and he was blessing the film. And it would be a magical journey and it was. All year I felt him so strongly. Through joy and sorrow - holding me like a rose in the palm of his hand. His wise brother told me at breakfast today as I chomped down a grilled cheese sandwich and hash browns in IHOP (I break my diet on his birthday and Deathday) that my relationship with him was so strong it defeated death and went beyond it. I have indeed felt it grow and deepen year by year. While shooting the Deathday scene in The Sky is Pink - I felt only light and joy and could hold all my actors and crew in my arms with strength as they were struggling. Pri used some of my stories of Ishan to draw from for her performance. Once she turned to me before a take and asked if she could call Ishan (the character in the movie) - Ishlu - my name for my son. I was so moved. And so it was lovely to celebrate with her in the middle of the birthday today. She insisted on opening champagne and would not allow me to have green tea! And we toasted him up in the sky on this lovely sunny day. More celebrations ahead with my besties Gee and Kittu and Viv and me gorging more junk at California a Pizza Kitchen (I ordered from there for Ishan’s last birthday meal - his 16th - while we were shooting Chittagong. He was so thrilled and psyched that I could do that all the way from Lataguri, Bengal.)
  •  1,665  63  21 January, 2019
  • Oh joy Oh joy - Daisy Bose is alive and well! She’s been with me for 15 years bequeathed to me by my sister and I just love her. We’ve just got reunited back in LA where I feared she was done and ready to be donated to Goodwill. But the nice AAA man just put in a new battery and she started full of life! I hate Uber and love my car. Thank God I can cruise around for the next 3 weeks with Daisy! (In school I was Daisy in this song - Daisy Daisy give me an answer do. I’m all crazy all for the love of you....!!! Hence D. Bose).
  • Oh joy Oh joy - Daisy Bose is alive and well! She’s been with me for 15 years bequeathed to me by my sister and I just love her. We’ve just got reunited back in LA where I feared she was done and ready to be donated to Goodwill. But the nice AAA man just put in a new battery and she started full of life! I hate Uber and love my car. Thank God I can cruise around for the next 3 weeks with Daisy! (In school I was Daisy in this song - Daisy Daisy give me an answer do. I’m all crazy all for the love of you....!!! Hence D. Bose).
  •  421  24  19 January, 2019
  • The first thing I do when I land in LA is hit up Trader Jo’s. Loooove it!
  • The first thing I do when I land in LA is hit up Trader Jo’s. Loooove it!
  •  303  12  17 January, 2019
  • I’m not afraid, I’m angry....
My Hero.
  • I’m not afraid, I’m angry....
    My Hero.
  •  384  11  27 December, 2018