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Priyanka Chopra calls out comedian for referring to her as 'something Chopra' and 'the Chopra wife'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 February 2022, 8:58 IST
Priyanka Chopra (File Pic)

Priyanka Chopra called out the comedian Rosie O'Donnell after she issued a public apology to Bollywood actress for falsely identifying her as the daughter of renowned author Deepak Chopra.
Taking to Instagram, Priyanka penned a lengthy statement in which she gave the hard-hitting reply to the comedian for referring to her as "something Chopra" and "the Chopra wife."
"I have never taken myself so seriously to think everyone would know who I am, or my work for that matter. But if you wanted to make a public apology for a very awkward private encounter, I think probably best to take the time to google my name before doing it or even try to reach out directly," PeeCee wrote.

She further added, "We ALL deserve to be respected for our unique individuality and not to be referred to as 'someone' or 'wife', especially in a sincere apology. If we can learn to respect our differences in an authentic way, the world we raise our children in will be amazing."

Know what Rosie O'Donnell said about Priyanka 'Chopra':

Priyanka Chopra and Rosie Donnell (Image source: Twitter)


A few days ago, Rosie took to Instagram and TikTok to share two videos in which she revealed what happened when she ran into Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas.

In her first video, the comedian said that she and her son and his girlfriend spotted Nick and Priyanka out on a date.

"Seated next to us was Nick Jonas and his wife 'someone' Chopra, which I always assumed was Deepak Chopra's daughter," she said in the video.

While talking to Priyanka Chopra, she said she knew her father. "She was like, 'You do? Who's my dad?' I'm like 'Deepak'. She was like 'No. And Chopra is a common name'. I felt so embarrassed."

Rosie asked her followers if she was the only one who always thought Priyanka was the daughter of renowned author Deepak Chopra.

However, Rosie's apology did not go down well with Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

In her post, Priyanka even reiterated that not everyone that shares the same last name is related to one another.

"As I've said before, not all Chopra's are related to the great Deepak Chopra just as not all Smith's are related to the legendary Will Smith," she concluded.

Notably, Priyanka’s father was Dr Ashok Chopra, who died due to cancer in 2013. Priyanka and Nick Jonas got married in December 2018 after dating for a while. The couple welcomed their first child, born via surrogate.

-With ANI Inputs

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First published: 24 February 2022, 8:58 IST