It’s wedding bells for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. The couple announced their big engagement with a roka and an after-party last week at the former’s Juhu residence. The actress-singer’s mom, Madhu Chopra, is glad that her daughter will finally settle down. She tells After Hrs, “Priyanka has always been ambitious about her career and I was just supporting her and wishing the best for her, as a mother. I used to pester her, but in the last two-three years, I had stopped. I had given up. Yeh sab cheez ka ek time hota hai, it’s all destiny.” She goes on to say that she was happy when Priyanka told her that she wanted to get engaged. She recalls, “I told her that I want to meet Nick’s family.”
‘THE JONASES ARE NICE PEOPLE’
The American pop star had mummy Denise Miller-Jonas and papa Paul Kevin Jonas by his side, during the rituals. “Nick enjoyed the prayers during the puja,” Madhu laughs before adding, “It was a new thing for him and he took it seriously. He followed what our panditji said, and chanted the Sanskrit mantras accurately. Both he and his parents did it beautifully. They are nice people.”
‘I WANT A TRADITIONAL INDIAN WEDDING’
She mentions that during the puja, she got ‘emotional’ while remembering her late husband, Ashok Chopra, who always wanted to see Priyanka tie the knot.
“My daughter knew I wanted a roka before the marriage, so she never said ‘no’. I haven’t forced any of my thoughts on her, but I definitely want a traditional Indian wedding. That’s my only wish. I started the roka with a puja, which is important for me. I’m a modern mother but at heart, I’m quite conservative,” smiles Madhu.
‘NICK IS CALM AND MATURED’
When Nick had visited Mumbai for the first time to meet PC’s family, Mommy Chopra had told After Hrs that it was ‘too early to form an opinion’ about him. Now, she avers, “I always trust Priyanka’s judgment; she’s not impulsive. She gave it a lot of thought and when she decided on something, I was sure it would be good.” She’s all praises for her 25-year-old would-be son-in-law and mentions, “Nick is calm and mature. He’s a wonderful person and everyone in the family just loves him. He’s so polite and respectful towards elders. What more can a mother want!”
Ever since the news of the engagement broke out, there have been several speculations about when and where the couple will tie the knot, but Chopra senior asserts she has ‘no idea about it’. “They haven’t decided on a wedding date yet. It’s too soon. These are just baseless rumours. Both of them have work commitments right now which they need to finish. They will take some time to decide where they want it and when they want it,” she signs off.