MUMBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday solemnized their relationship with a traditional Indian ‘roka’ ceremony — considered the first wedding ritual for Punjabis — in the presence of their close family and friends here.
The ceremony, held at Priyanka’s residence, follows months of speculation around the relationship status of Priyanka, 36, and Nick, 25. The photographs from the ceremony did the rounds on social media, but an official statement or update from the celebrities is still awaited.
The former beauty queen has dressed in a sunshine yellow chikankari sherwani by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Nick wore a pristine white kurta churidar as he performed the ‘puja’, with his parents also dressed in traditional wear for the ceremony.
One of the photographs shows Nick cozying up to Priyanka, who holds on to him, as they stand against a green background with a logo that reads ‘NP’ — merged together to denote the amalgamation of the first letter of both their names.
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The ceremony was attended by Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra, as well as celebrities like Arpita Khan Sharma, Mushtaq Sheikh, and Srishti Behl Arya.
Priyanka’s Bollywood friends like Preity Zinta, Sophie Choudry, Ashish Chowdhary, Urvashi Rautela and Abhishek Kapoor wished the couple a happily ever after.
The increased activity at Priyanka’s residence from the past two to three days had indicated preparations for a celebration. On Friday evening, people were busy decking up the semi-circular balcony with green foliage.
A star-studded party for close friends is likely to follow on Saturday evening.
Nick arrived here on Thursday night with his parents — mother Denise and father Kevin Jonas Sr in tow.
Priyanka is a former Miss World, who established her space in the Bollywood with a slew of impressive projects like “Fashion”, “Mary Kom”, “Barfi!”, “Bajirao Mastani” and “7 Khoon Maaf”. She forayed into the international showbiz world with a singing career, and eventually landed the lead role in American TV show “Quantico”.
It gave her a launchpad that pushed her presence in the global entertainment universe. She made her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch”, followed by “A Kid Like Jake”. She will also be seen in “Isn’t It Romantic?”
Nick is a popular singer and has also acted in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, as well as done TV shows like “Hannah Montana”, “Camp Rock” and “Scream Queens”.