Apart from donning a producer's hat and being known for delivering content-driven hits like Kedarnath (2018) and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021), Pragya has been involved in some exemplary work in the field of environment conservation. Founder of Ek Saath -The Earth Foundation, Pragya remains in a constant pursuit to make the world a better place through her philanthropy efforts & eco-friendly initiatives.
Pragya Kapoor says, "Maali is a film which is close to my heart. When I heard the story of the film from Sonali and Shiv for the first time, I instantly connected with the world and agreed to come on board as a presenter. Filmmakers who have the passion and drive to tell meaningful, engaging stories about real issues need to be encouraged.
The story of ‘Maali’ brings alive the most pertinent global conversation around deforestation and mental health. I am eagerly looking forward to taking 'Maali' to its world Premiere in Melbourne on the 18th of August at the prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. We would like Maali to reach every household so people can understand the importance of trees and how nature conservation is important for our well-being and mental health."
Shiv C. Shetty who has written and directed the film will make his debut at the global platform. ‘Maali’ is a reflection of what we see around us today; at one end there is rapid urbanization and at the other end, soon-to-be-extinct nature.”
Maali is a journey of a 16-year-old girl Tulsi, from the calm mountains to the concrete jungle and her struggle when she witnesses the life of the city; greed, loneliness and depression. In the film, you will experience a young Maali’s journey from the serene mountains to the concrete jungle and the effects of deforestation on our wellbeing and mental health.