What Is Mrs Nick Jonas Planning After Marriage?

 Here is  what our desi bride , India’s  glamour and  pride, is NOT  planning. She won’t change her name to ‘Priyanka Jonas’ or ‘Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ or, corniest of all, ‘Priyanka J Chopra’

Both the bride and the her groom are brand names.And so they shall remain. Name unaltered. However  everything else that can  possibly change , will change for  India most dyanamic export since Basmati rice

For one, Priyanka  will spend even more  time  in the US  . There  is more reason for her  to do so,you see. She  will of course keep popping in an out of Mumbai . But career-wise(and boy is she wise about her career!)  there is not much for her  left to do in Bollywood .She has  played the gamut of roles  that Bollywood has to offer.She  cannot be paired with any  of  the A-list heroes , for many reasons . Suffice it to say she is sizes larger in stature now than  Bollywod can accommodate.

 Here is where Priyanka will achieve that  diasporic crossover  in the truest sense. She will form  a business partnership with her husband that will extend  the  spectrum of her creative activities and give her new avenues to explore. I  suspect acting  won’t be  a primary concern at the  moment. Music may  perhaps take a more prominent position in her career  than movies, as both Jonas and Chopra are into music and singing.

Just how they will explore their  individual vocal space as a couple remains to be seen. From what I hear,  Priyanka wants  to  produce  a  lot of global music, which need not communicate her cultural antecedents.

In an  informal chat with me  Priyanka had once mentioned what she wants  from the West. “And  it needn’t be what the West wants from me. I  don’t want to do what what is expected  in the West from Indian and Asian actors-musicians.”

Sure enough Quantico,  or  for that matter her brief role in the Hollywood production  A Kid Like Jake(we shall not even go into her disastrous Hollywood debut in Baywatch where she  hammed  so bad it made us cringe) does not  put too fine  a point on the colour of her skin. Nor did she have to speak brown-memsaab  English  in a singsong voice to earn  brownie points from the West, the way  Hollywood expects Indian actors to speak.

 Priyanka has truly  liberated the Indian actor from the need to be  “Indian”.While Aisharya Rai Bachchan  is undoubtedly a global icon  her  glamour is  embedded  in exoticism  in the West.

 Priyanka is just plain darned  sexy in a very cultural-unspecific way. I think  she  will now tap into that ‘Nowhere’ quality in  her personality to get somewhere specific in her career.From what  I hear Nick and Priyanka  are planning  to set up a  business empire devoted to generating and marketing entertainment software.

Rest assured , the newly wedded Mrs  Jonas won’t waste  a moment  of  her time in looking  around for opportunities. They are there for  her asking.She will play a  global part in  the American entertainment  industry in the way Anupam  Kher never can.She needn’t play ‘Ms India’ to pander to the Western need  for Oriental obliqueness. She  will ride the  waves  of her egalitarian cosmopolitanism without ever losing sight of her desi roots.

That  American accent which  comes and goes  depending on whom Priyanka  is talking  to, is now here  stay . Go green with envy ,all you Bollywood begums. Priyanka Chopra now has  the green card and  the unfettered soul to go with it. I can’t wait to see what  she does with the freedom that marriage brings to her remarkable  life.

Go forth, Mrs Jonas. We are watching you.

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