In her first interview since her wedding with American singer Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra spoke about her investment in dating app Bumble. Calling herself a “tech fan” and someone who loves doing things “out of the box”, Priyanka said that she thought that the app would be an “incredible platform” for women.
In her interview to NDTV, Priyanka Chopra said:”I am a tech fan, I always loved technology. It’s really taking the world to height and places and it is bringing the world closer and I think the young people need this opportunity to be able to monetise their ideas of the currency of today. I feel like tech lends itself for that… I like to do things out of the box a little. I was at a dinner for Bumble business because I just thought it was such an incredible platform which is a social network site for women… by women for everyone. It is such a unique thought. It gives women precedence, it gives their choices precedence and safety and it is for anyone who wants to be a part of the social network.”
For the interview, Priyanka Chopra was dressed in a green outfit, which she accessorised with her bridal choora and a mangalsutra. She finished out her look with sindoor. Priyanka added that the app would give women a sense of “empowerment”.
“When we were sitting at this Bumble business dinner I was seeing the presentation with everyone. I was sitting with Whitney and I told her, I don’t know being a woman from India I think this would be a really great platform or it will be a really amazing thing for Indian women to have, their arsenal – which would give them a sense of empowerment because it is on their terms. It is basically choosing your life, the way you want to and being the best version of it – whether that is in love, whether that is in business, whether that is in your friendships or the kind of network you want around you and the people you want around you.”
Priyanka Chopra married Nick Jonas in a Christian ceremony on December 1 in Jodhpur, for which she wore a customised Ralph Lauren gown. The following day, for the Hindu wedding, she wore a red Sabyasachi lehenga. Of her wedding couture, Priyanka said: “For me it was not about fashion. I wanted something unique. Both the dresses – red and white – were personalised for me… I had names, dates, my parents’ names… my mother-in-law’s wedding dress embroidered on mine… things that mattered to me. I wanted the longest veil in the world… My 75-foot long veil… and I got that. The outfits were personal choices.
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will next be seen in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink, which she is co-producing with Ronnie Screwvala. Priyanka said that she found the film’s narrative very fascinating. “What struck me was that it’s a true story… an inspiring look at death,” she said.