Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are officially engaged, following a traditional roka or pre-engagement ceremony on Saturday in Mumbai.
Dressed in an elegant yellow Indian suit designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Chopra was all smiles as she posed for pictures with Jonas, who also wore a traditional cream-coloured kurta.
Looks like it's official guys! @nickjonas and @priyankachopra are now engaged! Here's a picture of the happy couple posted by Priyanka's fan club. pic.twitter.com/HevEnJbjBd— tabloid! (@GulfNewsTabloid) August 18, 2018
Pictures circulating on social media from the ceremony showed the couple performing a Hindu ritual, with close family and friends present.
Tears of happiness aren't stopping anymore. 😭❤️💕 (Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas ) 💍 pic.twitter.com/tDYLkYwzWo— Priyanka Chopra News (@PriyankaC2018) August 18, 2018
News of their impending engagement has been doing the rounds, especially since the duo stepped out hand-in-hand for a date on Friday in Mumbai, along with their family members with grapevine calling it a “pre-engagement party dinner”.
Preparations were underway at Chopra’s residence on Saturday morning with its exteriors decked up with floral arrangements.
A party for close friends is likely to follow in the evening.
Jonas arrived in Mumbai on Thursday night with his parents, mother Denise and father Kevin Jonas Sr in tow. They were guarded by a security entourage as the paparazzi welcomed the singer with loud cheers of “Welcome to India, Nick”.
The Jonas patriarch carried a big Tiffany & Co. bag in his hand. Tiffany is the jeweller that closed down its London store for Nick to buy an engagement ring for Priyanka.
According to international media reports, the two got engaged over Priyanka’s birthday last month. However, the former Miss World has been making strides to keep the rock hidden.
A photograph shared on actress Raveena Tandon’s Instagram page, has kept the buzz going about the ring, which as per The Hollywood Reporter, could be a five carat diamond with a quality with a price tag of around $200,000 (Dh734,640).
This is Nick’s second visit to India in the last two months. He came in June when he met Priyanka’s mother Madhu and some extended family members, including cousin and actress Parineeti Chopra when they went to Goa for a sojourn.
Priyanka and Nick had also attended the engagement party of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s son together.
The actress, who became popular in American showbiz with a lead role in Quantico, has been creating a buzz with her appearances with Nick since last year.
It was a joint appearance at the Met Gala red carpet in 2017 which made everyone wonder whether they were dating.
At the Met Gala, Priyanka had just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends. She had also said they went to the Met Gala together as they were both wearing ensembles by Ralph Lauren.
Then they were seen walking arm in arm at Jonas’ cousin’s wedding in New Jersey, apart from being seen roaming around on a boat with friends over America’s Memorial Day and Priyanka was also photographed cuddling up to him in a group photograph while they attended a Dodgers baseball game in New York together in May — just some of their many moments together caught on the cameras.