Priyanka Chopra-Jonas is on the cover of In Style Magazine this month, where she talks about her marriage to Nick Jonas, her crossover from Bollywood to Hollywood and carving out her own path as a woman of color.
"I knew that American pop culture was not used to seeing Indians outside the box," she tells the magazine. "I was definitely not signing up for something like My Big Fat Punjabi Wedding. Or something where people would see me as a Bollywood actor with, like, 15 people coming out of a car and all of those stereotypes. I wanted to be able to shift that narrative, because that’s the India I know."
Actor, producer, and global phenom Priyanka Chopra Jonas covers our July issue in a @taruntahiliani saree. ???? "Obviously the purpose in life is to be happy. Nobody put you on this earth to feel like shit. I think the point of existence is to make the journey the best you can. Create your own circumstances." Read her cover story at the link in bio. | Photographed by @robbiefimmano; Styled by @juliavonboehm; Story by @nandsouzawolfe
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Chopra-Jonas also got candid on her very famous husband, Nick Jonas, and his brothers. She tells the magazine that the “J-Sisters,” or the wives (herself, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas) often “steal” the attention from the guys, which was certainly true at the premiere of the group’s Amazon Prime documentary Chasing Happiness.
Chopra-Jonas also says the age-difference between herself and her husband – she is 37 and he is 26 – is something that someone is always talking about, and was quick to point out the double standard.
"People gave us a lot of s*** about that and still do," she says. "I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it.”
"Saris are my favorite," says July cover star @PriyankaChopra. "My problem is when it comes to Indian fashion, there are always these shiny, sequined, over-the-top Christmas-tree outfits. Those are not the saris I wear," she tells @nandsouzawolfe. "I grew up with my mother wearing saris to the hospital, as a doctor. She'd wear these beautiful ones made of French chiffon. And the nape of her neck would smell like Dior's Poison. That, to me, was a modern woman. And that's what I want to show the world. Indian designers make such incredible clothes that are inspired from beautiful embroidery and patterns." For her cover shoot stylist @JuliaVonBoehm incorporated traditional Indian clothing not often seen in American fashion magazines. See more at the link in bio! | Photographed by @robbiefimmano; Styled by @juliavonboehm; Story by @nandsouzawolfe
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Chopra also revealed that she is looking to make a difference in the world, which is something that’s important to her as she and Nick make plans to have a family down the line.
“I want my existence to have meant something. I want my kids to turn around and be like, 'Yeah, that was my mom.'"
July cover star Priyanka Chopra Jonas talks launching her acting career in the U.S., introducing husband Nick Jonas to Bollywood music, and blending two cultures.
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