Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra officially declared their engagement over the weekend.
Shortly after their announcement, the American singer and Bollywood star took part in a Roka ceremony followed by a star-studded engagement party. In Indian (Hindu) traditions, Roka ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual for the union of 2 families before the couple ties the knot.
During the traditional event, the 36-year-old “Quantico” actress wore a yellow Chikankari sherwani by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Couture. Looking every inch dapper, the 25-year-old pop star donned a sleek Sherwani garment. Chopra rested her right hand on Jonas’ chest – showing off her gorgeous ring as the pair gazed adoringly at each other.
The singer captioned the picture, “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love“, while his beau wrote, “Taken.. With all my heart and soul“. “The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” the actress later added in a separate post.
The priest, who performed the ritual for the couple, told Indian Express, “We have performed a puja [a prayer ritual] for a happy and a prosperous life of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. After Lord Ganesha’s puja, they performed their engagement ceremony. All the family members were present at the puja.”
This happy occasion marks the 1st ceremony in Jonas and Chopra’s Indian wedding – being formally engaged before their families. An insider told E! News, “Priyanka wants everything to be traditional to respect her family’s values, and definitely an Indian wedding. All of the plans are moving quickly and Priyanka and Nick do not want to have a long engagement.”
The future bride and groom were also joined by their parents during this joyous occasion to mark the couple’s major milestone. The singer also uploaded a heartwarming picture of himself and Chopra kissing his parents – Paul Kevin Jonas Sr and Denise Jonas – on the cheek. Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra, later joined them for a family photo shot.
Their engagement party also saw some of the biggest Bollywood stars in India in attendance. Some of them include Alia Bhatt, Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra and Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan Sharma, Aayush Sharma, the Ambanis (Mukesh, Nita and their daughter Isha) and more.
The guest list also saw Priyanka’s “Bajirao Mastani” director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vishal Bhardwaj, who directed her in “7 Khoon Maaf” and “Kaminey”, plus producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Check out the photos below:
Congratulations to the happy couple!