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Is It Too Patriarchal?: Priyanka On Wearing Mangalsutra For The First Time

On her Instagram web page, Priyanka shared a model endorsement for a jewelry model that has launched a contemporary mangalsutra.

Is It Too Patriarchal?: Priyanka On Wearing Mangalsutra For The First Time
Priyanka Chopra’s Bvlgari Mangalsutra Costs More Than Rs 3 Lakhs. (Photo:instagram)

New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra has spoken about how she felt when she wore the mangalsutra for the first time after marrying singer-actor Nick Jonas. Priyanka wore a mangalsutra shortly after her wedding to Nick in December 2018. The couple has been married for three years and resides in a posh Los Angeles home. Priyanka frequently shares glimpses of how she continues to follow Indian tradition and culture even while living in the United States.

On her Instagram web page, Priyanka shared a model endorsement for a jewelry model that has launched a contemporary mangalsutra. As a married girl, the actor talked about carrying a mangalsutra. She acknowledged, “I remember when I wore mine for the first time… because we have grown with the idea of what it means. It was just a very special moment for me.

At the same time, as a modern woman, I also understand the repercussions of what it means. Do I like the idea of wearing mangalsutra or is it too patriarchal? But at the same time, I am that generation that’s sort of in the middle. Maintain tradition but know who you are and what you stand for. And we’ll see the next generation of girls might do differently.”

Priyanka also is seen explaining the relevance of black beads in a mangalsutra in the video. The desi girl is seen informing Lucia that it is to ‘ward off evil’. While talking about wearing a mangalsutra, Priyanka also said that in the coming generation, other women may do it differently. 

The actor recently addressed fans who believe there is trouble in paradise for her marriage to Nick Jonas, as she changed her Instagram handle from @PriyankaChopraJonas to @PriyankaChopra in November. Chopra described the online reaction as a “professional hazard” given their careers, and said the assumption based on a social media handle was disheartening.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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