Priyanka Chopra wears her pride in her Indian culture on her sleeve. The “Quantico” star, who commutes around the world for work, keeps her home country close with a few essentials that go with her everywhere: her temple, her mom and her pickles. “You can get me out of India, but you can’t get me out of India. My culture or me being who I am kind 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 savory staple companion to meals in the Indian subcontinent (via MasterClass) — transcends kitchens. The actor once revealed that she relishes the authentic mango pickles, even with cheese sandwiches.
Chopra has built something of a mini-India at the lavish California property she shares with husband Nick Jonas, having celebrated major Indian festivals at home, including Holi and Diwali. “My beautiful wife introduced me to so many wonderful Indian festivals and traditions,” Jonas, who also participated in the religious Diwali festivities in 2021, shared on Instagram. Chopra isn’t shy about embracing her Indian culture in all its glory — even on the most glitzy red carpets, she greeted crowds with traditional namaste, as she did at Cannes in 2019 (via NDTV).