Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas’ wedding featured a Bollywood-style musical number

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are all smiles posing for pictures as newlyweds in Jodhpur, India

Here are a few photos of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Jodhpur, India, following their week-long wedding celebrations. I couldn’t even keep up with the oversaturated press about their weddings – I trust that People Magazine and Vogue got the appropriate exclusives, and that Priyanka and Nick had their traditional Christian and Hindu weddings, and there was a puja and probably a dozen other ceremonies, rituals and parties. People Magazine says that the Hindu ceremony took place in Jodhpur on Sunday, and that Priyanka wore a red sari. Which is traditional – many Indian/Hindu brides wear red, not white. PeopleMag also says that Nick wore a “turban” for the Hindu wedding. Which… I’m not entirely sure if that’s traditional.

As we discussed yesterday, the coverage was over-the-top for these two from the start. I’m saying that as someone who actually liked both Nick and Priyanka (separately) from the beginning, but the OTT sponsorships and Vogue cover and Instagrams and People Mag exclusives were just TOO MUCH. That OTT aspect of their courtship, engagement and multiple weddings makes me wonder just how much of this was really real. How much of this was based on a genuine love and desire to be together and share the rest of their lives together? I honestly don’t know. What I do know? I also think they got some kind of Bollywood sponsorship, and they worked with Bollywood choreographers, set designers and staging experts. Take a look at the absolute PRODUCTION that went down:

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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful @nickjonas 📹/📷: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are all smiles posing for pictures as newlyweds in Jodhpur, India

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  1. me says:

    All I see is a video filled with happy people enjoying themselves. I LOVE how Nick’s family really embraced Priyanka’s culture. Some weddings can be soooo boring. This one looked like a lot of fun !

    • shocked-and-appalled says:

      Same. They look very in love and like they’re having a ball to me. I don’t think it’s fake, but that yes, they’re marketing the hell out of this. Looks to me like Chopra is trying to raise her profile in the USA even more, and sees this as an opportunity to increase her name recognition, etc. This couple are over the top cheesy, but for some strange reason, I love it all. I hope they release the full video of the sangeet eventually. I would really enjoy seeing the performances each family put together. They look incredible.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Some people just love OTT weddings. My sister’s wedding was 4 days (we’re of Indian descent as well, and while Muslim our traditions are sprinkled with Hindu traditions as well) and completely bonkers. If she had the means and contacts that these two have I am sure she would have done the same thing. I was exhausted but she and her hubby were happy as can be. To each her own

  3. Julie says:

    I’m parched just looking at her.

    At both of them.

    The thirst is real.

  4. Deana says:

    My niece was married in a Southern Indian Hindu ceremony. We all wore traditional garb. The colors, rituals, people, basically everything was wonderful!

  5. Mia4s says:

    And the irony is I doubt this will do much of anything for their careers. I mean…other than showing studios that you’re more than willing to sell your personal life,”. This sort of thing makes you a tabloid fixture, not top of the list for films. I haven’t really followed either of them (I saw one episode of her FBI show) and while the pictures are cute, that made me think….the pictures are cute. Not: oh I can’t wait for her next role or his…what does he do again?

    So in short I hope this was genuinely just about wanting sponsors in order to have a blow out…because I think they will be very disappointed in how little it does career-wise.

  6. bros says:

    these two are sO THIRSTY THIRSTY

  7. Rulla says:

    I recent attended a Hindu wedding and loved it. I loved the clothes and all the gold jewelry. I was exhausted by the third day but that likely had to do with being pregnant.

  8. Chaine says:

    The Indian weddings I’ve been to, the grooms did wear turbans. It is a fun experience, glad his family got into it, with them being so Christian, there was always the chance they would avoid a part of the event involving another religion. I still think it’s a fauxmance, though. And why do they look like they’re surrounded by armed guards in these pix?

    • shocked-and-appalled says:

      Priyanka often has to have major security when she moves about in India. She’s been one of the biggest actresses in Indian for almost 20 years and when she won Miss World at the beginning of it, her father had to install bars around their house. So many men were hanging about, trying to catch a peep of her and touch her.

    • me says:

      Those ARE armed guards. That’s very common in India. Most security has visible machine guns there.

      • KK2 says:

        Yea, that was really disconcerting to me when I was in India- probably because I haven’t traveled much outside the US and western europe. But when we were in India, all of the airports had guards with AK47s- it’s jarring if you aren’t used to seeing it.

      • me says:

        Yeah same thing when I had a lay-over in Frankfurt, Germany. The guards at the airport had big machine guns. That was years ago. Not sure how it is at that airport now.

  9. Tiffany says:

    You know, I am not even going to throw shade on them. They were open and was not trying to hide their preparation and ceremony itself. They put it all out for the world to see. They were not talking about of both sides of their mouth about privacy and I for one really like looking at wedding ceremonies and photos. So, mazel tov to the newlyweds.

  10. Michael says:

    Does she have to bend down in every picture so she doesn’t tower over him?

  11. I went to an Indian wedding recently, and both the groom and the father of the bride wore turbans for the ceremony. They were also shirtless. The bride told me that this was because her family was from southern India.

  12. Vintage says:

    I don’t know that much about either of them, but the wedding looks beautiful and fun.

    If it makes them happy and they paid for it, who cares?

  13. Elena says:

    Part of me does believe that these two are just so in love! Nick’s brother married young too and so maybe he just knew when he met Priyanka? I think the Jonas family does value marriage so maybe that’s something Nick always wanted.

  14. sequinedheart says:

    I’m all for two people being in love and having THEIR day. Their style, cultural roots, everything included that makes them happy. Great, mazel. They are cute together.
    But my god – I am done with these two. staaaaaahp. It’s overkill. I don’t understand why they get all these press and sponsorship deals… they’re not A-List..
    I honestly would have been more excited for Ariana and Pete’s wedding (and i’m really not a huge fan of either) had they not broken the engagement off because at lease they’re relevant..

    • shocked-and-appalled says:

      No pleasant way to say this: your definition of A-list is Eurocentric. Priyanka Chopra is A-list in India, She’s a huge, huge star there and within the Indian disapora globally. India has almost 1.4 billion people, around the same as the USA and Europe combined. And the indian diaspora is around 31 million, the amount of a mid-sized European country.

      Anyhow, since when did corporations care about A-list. A-list more than anything is a measure focused on quality and perceived popularity. There are stars that make a ton of money, have huge followings, that are not A-list. Corporations care about money. So, while Nick Jonas is probably not A-list in the USA, he has a huge following. Pair him with one of the world’s biggest stars, and that’s a gold mine.

      • DS9 says:

        All of this and my understanding is that Indian weddings are a massive undertaking for even unknown.

        Pair Bollywood royalty with deep pockets and connections on both sides and you get an extravaganza.

  15. CharliePenn says:

    Oh my god I’m cringing so bad.

  16. Meg says:

    That video makes me wonder if this is real too-although this culture does weddings like this. (Well it must be families that have $ right? What if youre part of that culture and want a small service? Do people not go to a courthouse? Again family pressure must stop them from doing so?)
    Kaley cuco had a short video of her wedding posted to instagram too and the production value was better than most people can afford so that may be just what happened here-and their fast relationship combined may cause us to assume this is not a real relationship.