Priyanka ChopraIn her next romantic Hollywood comedy, she plays a Punjabi woman. Priyanka stars alongside Mindy Kaling in the film, which marks their first collaboration. Mindy, who also co-wrote the film, spoke about the project and her and Priyanka’s roles in a new interview. Read also| Priyanka Chopra’s New Venture Gets Shoutout From Mindy Kaling: ‘Wonderful’

Priyanka and Mindy play cousins ​​in the romantic comedy, which revolves around a fat Indian wedding. Mindy will play an Indian-American while Priyanka will play her first cousin, who was born and raised in India. Mindy Kaling recently revealed that she and Priyanka’s characters will also be from different cultures in India.

In a recent interview with Forbes, Mindy discussed the “diverse representation of the Asian experience in her projects,” saying, “We’re really proud of it, we’re showing South Asian Americans coming from South India. Then we’re showing a Muslim Indian girl. Culturally we see how they differ from each other. The Asian experience is not a monolith. Why would people necessarily know that if they don’t have shows that explain and explore that difference?”

She added: “I’ve got this movie with Priyanka Chopra, she’s a Punjabi Indian from India and I’m an Indian-American Bangladeshi girl from the East Coast. It’s so different and that’s what makes our dynamic together so much fun.”

In an earlier interview with FirstPost in May 2020, Mindy had said that Priyanka and her love for India have also influenced how she writes their film together. She had said, “What’s so fun about writing that film is playing with the expectations that Indians and Indian Americans have of each other. I learned so much from Priyanka and her love of India. It has my own love and understanding of India magnifies. .”

Priyanka recently shot for her Amazon Prime Video web series Citadel. She will also be featured in Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa alongside Alia Bhatti and Katrina Kaif.


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