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“Aren’t We All Aliens?” Says Priyanka Chopra

By Salva Mubarak Updated: August 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0 Comment

At 36, Priyanka Chopra has it all.

She has a successful career, a much publicised relationship with a Disney star, a prosthetic tail for when she’s feeling freaky, and a fanbase across the globe.

So what is she looking forward to this year?

“More information about extra terrestrial species,” she answers as she settles down with a glass of water in front of the computer screen for our video chat.

“Priyanka doesn’t talk to people face-to-face anymore,” her publicist explains to me as I asked why we’re conducting the interview via video chat when she is in the next room.

Since I’ve been informed over and over again that Priyanka has to leave shortly for her diction lessons (she’s learning French for a role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Les Miserables), I decided to get straight to the meat and potatoes.

Priyanka Chopra is everywhere. You switch on the television, you’ll see her. You watch any major award show red carpet coverage, she’ll be there, and thanks to her latest relationship with Nick Jonas, she’s even taken over the tabloids.

So why did she abuse her power as a global superstar by completely denying the existence of beloved Indian cultural icon Jaadoo?

In an appearance on American talk show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Priyanka spoke about Bollywood and how we don’t have any good alien movies in India.


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“It’s not like I did it intentionally,” she says, kind of defensively (if I might add), “Jaadoo is a close personal friend of mine. We’ve worked together in two movies together.”

Jaadoo was an executive producer on Krrish and Krrish 3, which had Priyanka starring along with Hrithik Roshan. The incident led Jaadoo to write a hateful open letter addressed to Priyanka.

“I immediately realised that what I had said was a complete mistake,” Priyanka says, “But in the end, you can hurt only those who you love the most, right?”

I express my confusion at the bizarre quote, but Priyanka continues without a pause. “At the end of the day, aren’t we all aliens?”

I ask her to elaborate, and she does.

“We’re all a part of a stimulation. This Earth, our universe, is not real. It’s, in fact, a virtual simulation,” she says, “The moon is a hologram.”

Her publicist gestures wildly from the other end of the room to veer the direction away from Priyanka’s true feelings about human existence, so I mention the subject of her recent engagement to Nick Jonas, trying to catch her off-guard.

“I’m not engaged, you’re engaged,” Priyanka shouts, almost instantly.

When I bite back tears of pain, because I’m most certainly never finding love, let alone getting engaged (mostly because of my thorny personality and off-putting habit of comparing books and movies while watching a movie), Priyanka explains, “I’m sorry. I’ve been secretive about my personal life for so long, that this has become almost a reflexive action.”


Priyanka’s publicist gives her an encouraging thumbs up, and she continues, after confirming that she, in fact, is engaged to Nick Jonas.

“It happened so suddenly that I couldn’t even formulate a coherent thought,” she says, “We’ve not fixed a date yet, but I’ want a winter wedding so we can get married without Abhishek Bachchan present there. He always finds a way to make everything about himself.” It’s common knowledge that Abhishek Bachchan goes in hibernation during Winter season.

So between wedding plans and convincing Jaadoo that she’s truly remorseful, what is she working on right now.

“Getting my assistant to write my autobiography and record a remix version of Exotic,” she says before signing off.