Priyanka Chopra wears her pride in her Indian culture on her sleeve. The “Quantico” star, who shuttles across the world for work, keeps her home country close with a few essentials that go everywhere with her: her temple, her mother, and her pickles. “You can take me out of India, but you can’t take India out of me. My culture or me being who I am just sort of goes with me in a bubble wherever I am,” she said in an interview (via The Indian Express). In fact, Chopra’s love for homemade achaar — a staple flavorful companion to meals in the Indian subcontinent (via MasterClass) — transcends cuisines. The actor once revealed that she relishes authentic mango pickles, even with cheese sandwiches.

Chopra has built something of a mini-India within the lavish California property she shares with her husband Nick Jonas, having celebrated major Indian festivals, including Holi and Diwali, at her home. “My beautiful wife has introduced me to so many wonderful Indian holidays and traditions,” Jonas, who also took part in the religious festivities on Diwali in 2021, shared on Instagram. Chopra doesn’t shy away from embracing her Indian culture in all its glory — even on the glitziest of red carpets, she has greeted crowds with the traditional namaste, as she did at Cannes in 2019 (via NDTV). 

Post source: The List

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