International star Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the promo of her upcoming interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey claimed that her late father Ashok Chopra used to sing in a mosque.
As Priyanka talked about her personal life, memoir ‘Unfinished’ and growing up as a child in India, Oprah discussed with the actor that reading her book made her reflect on her own trips to the country and said that "One of the things that was so powerful is the spiritual energy. The sense of connectedness between people and prayer" Adding that "it is all so present", she asked Priyanka whether she had a spiritual foundation growing up.
To this Priyanka replied, "I think in India it's hard not to, you're right - with the swirling number of religions that we have that live within the country as well. I grew up in a convent school - when I went to school, I was aware of Christianity, my dad used to sing in a mosque, (so) I was aware of Islam, I grew up in a Hindu family I was aware of that. So, spirituality is such a large part of India that you can't ignore it."
Her statement caused a social media outrage with many questioning the former Miss World as to which mosque allowed her dad to sing.
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Priyanka also said that she misses India. “I have not been back since Holi last year and, you know, India's my home and I just want to come back visit and smell it and live it and meet my friends and I also want to, you know, do a Hindi movie." "I have not done that for a while. So, I just miss home a lot. I just want to be able to get on a flight and land in Mumbai.”
In what seemed to be like an idyllic interview setting in Maui, this candid conversation was actually a transatlantic interview with Priyanka in London and Oprah in Hawaii. This intimate dialogue was made possible through cutting-edge technology, which will give audiences a deeper look into the life of India's beloved international superstar.
On work front, Priyanka is set to star opposite British actor Richard Madden in Amazon Studios’ upcoming thriller series "Citadel".
Besides "Citadel", PC will also feature in the upcoming romantic drama 'Text for You', directed by Jim Strouse. She is developing an untitled comedy with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor, and also has a role in "The Matrix 4".