“Random thing”, is what Priyanka Chopra said as she dismissed The New York Mag's TheCut article in which she has been referred to as a ‘global scam artist,’ with reference to her wedding to American singer Nick Jonas. Journalist Mariah Smith, who authored the article in question, said in it that the 36-year-old actress had tricked Nick, 26, into a lifelong commitment when all he really wanted was a fling.
Asked about the article during an event in New Delhi, Priyanka told an eminent journalist, "I don’t even want to react or comment. It’s not even in my stratosphere. I’m in a happy place at this moment. These kinds of random things can’t disturb it."
[caption id="attachment_176268" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas photographed at their New Delhi reception.[/caption]
The article was circulated on social media while the author, as well as the publication, was censured by several members of the film industry including Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The particular part of the article that has upset a large section of social media, reads, "Priyanka: She is a modern-day scam artist, in my opinion. That's right: Nicholas Jonas married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday, December the 1st, and I'll tell you why I think so...” while the headline screams, “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?”
Eventually, the article was retracted by The Cut but celebrities, by then, had expressed their opinion on Twitter:
Nick and Priyanka married in a two-part wedding ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur – on December 1 in a Christian wedding and as per Hindu traditions on December 2. The couple hosted a reception at The Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on December 4 in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the event was held in the presence of close friends and family.
[caption id="attachment_176130" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Nick and Priyanka photographed during their wedding in Jodhpur.[/caption]
Reports suggest that Priyanka and Nick will host a reception for her friends and colleagues from the film fraternity in Mumbai in due course of time but no official date has been announced by the couple.