Priyanka Chopra is one of the most influential actresses of our time and there are no two ways about it. She made her Bollywood debut in 2003 and today, she’s a global sensation, signing one Hollywood movie after the other. We gotta say that every pardesi babu ne iss desi dil ko maan liya hai and every Indian across the globe is hella proud of her.
But, there’s a deeper reason why the actress makes it a point to maintain her Indian roots. From celebrating Indian festivals like Holi and Diwali in the US to performing puja on special occasions, PC does it all. According to her mother, Madhu Chopra, Priyanka tries to make the Westerners aware of Indian traditions.
Recently, Priyanka and Nick Jonas brought their newborn daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, home from the hospital after 100 days of her birth and performed a puja at their place. Madhu said that the actress keeps her culture and rituals alive in her US home because she wants to end people’s regressive perception of India. “She wants to educate them that you have a lot of misinformation about India. They think we have maharajas, elephants and snake charmers only. We have the best education, best IT, and medical technology. Who will teach this? Our culture, our rituals, everything has so much good behind them. She believes in them and tries to keep it up there.”
Wait, what? Maharajas, elephants and snake charmers? What era are these Westerners living in? We are glad that PC is making an effor to resolve this deep-rooted problem. The actress has, on many occasions, talked about her Indian roots and given a befitting reply to interviewers’ problematic questions. During an AMA session earlier, PC was asked if she’s Hindi. She said, “Hindi is a language. I am Hindu, which is a religion. There is difference between both. It would be better if you read and write a little.”
Well said, Priyanka! On the work front, the actress will next be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming show, Citadel, and we cannot wait for more updates.
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