One of the two things played out on Saturday night as Priyanka Chopra celebrated her engagement to Nick Jonas. One: Bollywood is a lonely place and Priyanka Chopra experienced it first hand with the horde skipping the do completely OR Priyanka wanted to play it exclusive and only called the ones who mattered. The latter would mean we don’t have a copy to write so let’s go with the former. The morning had been a pleasant one with lovely pictures of the Roka doing the rounds on the social media. Piggy Chops (oh! We haven’t called her that in years) looked radiant in an Abu Jaani-Sandeep Khosla as she posed with hubby to be Nick Jonas in front of the custom made ‘NP’ logo representing the initials of their names.
Aaaaand it's done. @priyankachopra and @nickjonas are engaged. Here's a first look at the much-in-love couple. #priyankachopra #nickjonas #priyankachopranickjonas #engaged #engagement
Not many were invited. Only those who were really happy, not Bollywood happy, to be there. MTV VJ Anushka Dandekar and writer Mushtaq Sheikh were there.
I always knew one thing was certain, she deserved true love.❤️ Then her Prince came along for real... not to rescue her because god knows she does that all on her own and HOW! #globaldomination #newagefairytale ... But someone to love her the way she loves, laugh with her endlessly, keep it 💯 & live the happily ever after that everyone who wants to love and be loved deserve. We’ve had many chats on love over pancakes & in planes & you know I’ve always wanted you to shine in love the way you do now! I am beyond happy for you @priyankachopra @nickjonas you make love look so easy, beautiful & special... Congratulations ❤️ #roka #happytears 💍😍
Sister Parineeti was writing posts that were longer than her worksheets in school and ‘Mimi didi’ was trending.
Today I witnessed magic and a fairytale ... When we were kids, mimi didi and I used to play “ghar ghar”. We would pretend to be shy brides, have imaginary children, and serve tea to our husbands! 🙈🙈 cheesy, but its because we always believed in the magic of love and hoped we would both find that perfect man for us one day!! Today there was no pretending. I cant think of a more a perfect man for her. Like I said this morning, there are two ways of judging a human being. One - travel with them, and two, eat with them. Nick, I have done both with you. And so I know you’re perfect for her!! Love her, because she loves you like mad! Protect her, because shes strong, but a soft soul inside. I love you both and wish you all the happiness forever!!!!! HAPPY ROKA AND FUTURE WEDDING!! 💍💑@priyankachopra @nickjonas
Once the puja and the roka were out of the way it was time to party. The stage was set and the media was waiting for the high profile arrivals. The first to arrive was Karan Johar’s bouquet of flowers. The Dharma boss has been busy shooting for the latest season of Koffee with Karan we’re told.
Parineeti looked pretty in an almost LBD. A Hemant Nandita that she had worn first in 2017. Since recycling is in why not do it for Priyanka’s big bash?
Cousin #parineetichopra is the first one to arrive at #PriyankaChopra and #NickJonas' engagement party.... @priyankachopra @nickjonas #priyankachopra #nickjonas #nickyanka #celebritywedding #priyankachopraengagement #bollywood #hollywood #couple #priyankachopranickjonasengagement #couplegoals #couple #celebrities
The big surprise, no pun intended, was Arpita Khan Sharma. After Priyanka turned down Bharat at the last moment, *insert Nick of time joke here, one wouldn’t expect anyone from the Salman Khan family to turn up. But Arpita and Ar-pati Ayush made it and that was really nice to see. The cynic in us would say that with Loveratri round the corner, any publicity is good publicity.
Guests have already started pouring in... #ArpitaKhanSharma, #VishalBhardwaj, #AnushaDandekar and others arrive at #PriyankaChopra and #NickJonas' engagement party. @priyankachopra @nickjonas #priyankachopra #nickjonas #nickyanka #celebritywedding #priyankachopraengagement #bollywood #hollywood #couple #priyankachopranickjonasengagement #couplegoals #couple #celebrities
Alia Bhatt in all black was the only glitterati for the night that was otherwise peppered with the likes of Vishal Bharadwaj and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. She was probably representing Ranbir Kapoor who couldn’t quite make it due to work commitments.
Lady in black ...#AliaBhatt makes a gorgeous entry at #PriyankaChopra and #NickJonas' engagement party @priyankachopra @nickjonas @aliaabhatt #priyankachopra #nickjonas #nickyanka #celebritywedding #priyankachopraengagement #bollywood #hollywood #couple #priyankachopranickjonasengagement #couplegoals #couple #celebrities
The rest was family with a very happy Madhu Chopra who blew kisses, brother Siddharth and of course mummy and papa Jonas.
@priyankachopra’s momma and @nickjonas’ saas #madhuchopra looks gorgeous in a champagne saree as she arrives for her daughter's big night! #priyankachopra #nickjonas #nickyanka #celebritywedding #priyankachopraengagement #bollywood #hollywood #couple #priyankachopranickjonasengagement #couplegoals #couple #celebrities
At 1.30AM, when we wrote this copy, there were no Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to be seen, Priyanka’s Bajirao Mastani co-stars. Ranveer has also worked with her in Gunday, a film that also starred Arjun Kapoor whose twitter post suggested that he had enjoyed Chelsea’s rather jittery win over a rejuvenated Arsenal a while ago.
The Bachchans were missing and so was John Abraham. There was no Kangana, not even Farhan Akhtar who is producing her latest Bollywood flick The Sky Is Pink.
Day 1 of shoot is here. Wish us luck.. 😊 #ShonaliBose @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @priyankachopra @zairawasim_
Priyanka, perhaps, just wanted to keep it private. But who wants a boring copy on the country’s most loved leading lady?