Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding last week made headlines. Apart from it being a celebrity wedding it was a perfect scenario of the west meets east with both the Indian and Western traditions being followed as the couple tied the exchanged vows according to both the Christian and Hindu customs.
In an exclusive interview with DNA, Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra talked her emotional moment seeing her daughter being married. “It was an emotional moment for everyone. I broke into tears when I saw Priyanka dressed as a bride. I had waited for this day all my life. We followed all the rituals to the T. There were no shortcuts. I wanted an Indian shaadi for her and Priyanka knew that. She fulfilled my wish. It’s lovely to see the amount of love people have for her and Nick,” she said.
Madhu Chopra also shared about the Catholic ceremony where the actress wore a Ralph Lauren 75-feet veil gown. “I was at a loss of words. When I saw Priyanka, I couldn’t control my emotions. The white gown was so beautiful. My baby looked like a princess,” the dotting mother explained.
Sr Chopra is a proud mother as her daughter has so wonderfully achieved a relationship where the east meets west. She states, “I’m immensely proud of her. It’s majorly because she has done so well for herself and still continues to be so rooted. Woh dekhke mujhe yehi laga ki chahein woh kitna bhi West mein rahe, she will always be connected to our culture,” she says.
She also adds that all this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Priyanka’s in-laws. “Nick’s family members are such lovely human beings. They were completely fine with the blend of the cultures and Nick is immensely respectful and well-spoken. He makes sure everyone around him is comfortable. He’s the best son-in-law one could ask for,” she smiles and says.
In the end, the star mom thanked the media and everyone else who was involved with the entire festivities. “Right from the public and our friends to the hotel’s management as well as the media, everybody cooperated with us. People were so polite that all our foreigner guests felt there’s no comparison to Indian hospitality. I’m proud of the people who were associated with us directly or indirectly, especially the media, who played a big role,” she signs off.