You'd be surprised to know why Priyanka Chopra's mother is not pushing for her daughter's marriage!
"When Priyanka reaches that stage when she has the time to nurture her relationship and give it the attention it needs and demands, she will get married."
Priyanka Chopra has turned producer and it would be a Bhojpuri film that would be her first co-production laong with her mother Madhu Chopra.
The film is called, Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi, and while at its promotion Dr Madhu Chopra spoke at length about the pride that she shares in being Priyanka Chopra’s mother in an interview to a leading daily.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On Priyanka's meteoric rise as an International star
I feel I am very blessed. When a child remains true to her roots, she is bound to be strong and successful. It’s important for your roots to be strong. Parents are also responsible for taking care of their children, their character, education and career building. Parents should be involved in all these aspects of their kids. Priyanka’s childhood years in the USA were marred by racial taunts and discrimination. Today she has become India’s pride in the West.
Life has come more than a full circle for her today. She has made Indians a respectable entity There is Indianness in her behaviour, intelligence and style of talking. She has not become a firang (Foreigner). She has become a subject of pride of Indians, and Indians a subject of pride for all others.
Priyanka's recipe for success
She is a confident girl and not scared of anything. She has courage, conviction and if she sets her sight on something, she will stay focused and make it happen no matter what. I am her biggest fan. I went with the Time magazine and asked her to autograph it for me. At the same time, I am also her biggest critic.
On Being a strict mother
I was very strict. Today while I am proud of my daughter, I can’t say that it’s only because of me that she is what she is today. Other members of our family like her maasi and bua have also been equally responsible in her upbringing and their values have had an effect on her.
Continue reading to know what Dr Madhu Chopra has to say about Priyanka' marriage!
As a mother, I feel happy today and what I have realised is that if a child gels well with the entire family, it boosts his or her confidence as they know there are people standing firmly behind them.
On her being a part of the glamour world
We had given her two years. She was never keen on films. After winning Miss World, people started approaching her with projects. She was never too keen as she wanted to study instead. We told her to give yourself two years. If you have achieved so much in a short time, take it as a holiday and see how it goes.
And she achieved more in those two years. Nothing in her life has been planned. Opportunities came her way, she took up those and enhanced them into a winning proposition
On Priyanka's marriage
No. There was a time when I did but not anymore. Today, I see many marriages are falling apart. People don’t have the tolerance to give each other and their relationship so much time and to see it nurture.
So when Priyanka reaches that stage when she has the time to nurture her relationship and give it the attention it needs and demands, she will get married. It’s not like you have reached a certain age and now it is time to get married. That’s a wrong basis for marriage. But, it is for her to decide and whenever she is ready for it, she will get married.