Priyanka Chopra to star in a Hollywood rom-com with Mindy Kaling

For her next Hollywood project, Priyanka Chopra will star alongside Mindy Kaling in a romantic comedy on Indian weddings. The film which will mark their first collaboration together is co-written by Mindy. It was during an interview she opened up about the project along with Priyanka’s role in the film.

In the movie plot that revolves around a big fat Indian wedding, Mindy will essay the role of an Indian-American, while Priyanka will play her first cousin, born and raised in India. “We’re really proud of it, we show South Asian Americans that are from Southern India. Then we show a Muslim Indian girl. Culturally we see how they’re different 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?” stated Mindy speaking about the diverse representation of Asians during an interview and further added, “I have this movie with Priyanka Chopra, she’s a Punjabi Indian from India and I’m an Indian American Bengali girl from the East Coast. It’s so different and that’s what makes our dynamic so fun together.”

Priyanka who has been enjoying the joys of motherhood was recently spotted shooting for the web series Citadel. She also has Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa alongside Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif. Earlier during another interview, Mindy had opened up about how Priyanka and her love of India influenced her writing this movie. “What’s so fun about writing that movie is playing with the expectations that Indians and Indian Americans have of each other. I’ve learned so much from Priyanka and her love of India. It enhanced my own love and understanding of India.”