Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas has created quite a buzz with her recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently. This marks one of her first major interviews since her wedding to singer Nick Jonas. From not inviting Ellen to the events to her upcoming production, here are five things the former Miss Universe spilled the beans on during the episode.
1. Why Ellen wasn’t invited to the wedding
Well, apparently, she was. According to the Baywatch star, an invite was sent out to the talk show host but she never responded to it. “We were so offended that you didn’t even respond to our invite though,” Priyanka said to Ellen.
“That’s not true. There was no invite,” the comedian reiterated. “That’s so true,” Priyanka asserted. “I thought, ‘We’re not good enough for Ellen, she wouldn’t come to India. She doesn’t even respond anymore. Nick, you’ve had such a good relationship with her.’ I was very offended for him, honestly. But I’m just the wife. I don’t really know anything.”
2. Priyanka’s mother wasn’t happy with an intimate wedding
The beauty queen shared that her mother Madhu was not happy with the idea of having just 200 guests at her three-day wedding. “For an Indian family and an Indian wedding, it was small for sure. My mother was so upset with me the whole time. She was like, ‘I need to have another event for the other 150,000 people that I know! How can I not invite my jeweller? How can I not invite my hairdresser?’ So it was a whole conversation,” Priyanka joked.
3. How the now-married couple ‘met’
Although numerous people think the two first made contact at the 2017 Met Gala, that’s not exactly true. According to Priyanka, she first spoke to Nick after he direct messaged her on Twitter. “He DM-ed me actually. So millennial of us! He DM-ed on Twitter, saying, ‘I’ve heard we should connect and uh… I’ve heard from common friends that we should meet. What do you think about that?’ I was like, ‘Just text me’.”
4. Nick, Priyanka weren’t aware of each other’s careers
Ellen asked Priyanka if she had been a big fan of the Jonas Brothers. But the Bollywood beauty responded saying although she knew about the band, she didn’t know much about it or their music.
Priyanka further explained to Ellen that she and Nick “didn’t know much about each other” and so, made a game out of it.”Nick and I both didn’t know much about each other, so we did a show-and-tell after we started dating… We showed each other our work from when we were younger — the embarrassing stuff, the horrible things. It was great. That’s how we got to know each other’s careers.”
5. Priyanka’s upcoming production
The Mary Kom actor disclosed that she is developing a feature film based on hit Netflix docu-series Wild Wild Country, which follows the Rajneesh cult. Not only will Priyanka star as the Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh’s (also known as Osho) assistant Ma Anand Sheela, she will also be producing it.
“We’re developing it as the character of Sheela, who was Osho’s right-hand woman. And she was just devious and created a whole cult in America, brought people here,” Priyanka shared. “The documentary was amazing and I’m developing that next for me to star in and produce, which I think would be really cool.”
Watch the show here: