Priyanka Chopra Jonas recalls wearing her mangalsutra for the first time, reveals she thought if the idea of it was 'too patriarchal'


Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who tied the knot with American pop singer Nick Jonas in 2018, has talked about the special moment when she wore her mangalsutra for the very first time. The actress shared a brand endorsement on her Instagram page for a jewellery brand that has introduced a modern mangalsutra. PeeCee talked about wearing a mangalsutra as a married woman but also thinking if the idea is 'too patriarchal'. 

She said, “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.”


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Mentioning how she is also trying to take traditions forward, she wrote, “A conversation starter for sure. The beautiful understated @bulgari mangalsutra, designed with love and respect by @lucia_silvestri. Take traditions forward by knowing who and what you stand for… I’m trying and learning every day.”

Priyanka had stepped out wearing a mangalsutra soon after her wedding with Nick in December 2018. The actress's new look with sindoor and mangalsutra had created a lot of buzz back then. 

(Source: Instagram)