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Indian actor Priyanka Chopra is busy with a host of films, in the midst of writing a book, and continues to be actively involved in promotions as well.
She has now helped a friend start a restaurant business in New York. Priyanka took to Instagram to not only share a picture, but she also to speak about how it came about.
She wrote: “I’m thrilled to present to you SONA, a new restaurant in NYC that I poured my love for Indian food into. SONA is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavors I grew up with. The kitchen is helmed by the incredible Chef @harinayak, a masterful talent, who has created the most delicious and innovative menu, taking you on a food journey through my amazing country. SONA is opening later this month, and I can’t wait to see you there! This endeavor would not have been possible without the leadership of my friends Maneesh Goyal and David Rabin. Thank you to our designer Melissa Bowers and the rest of the team for realizing this vision so clearly.”
This restaurant will serve Indian cuisines. It will open later this month and renowned chef Hari Nayak will be the head chef.
Priyanka Chopra’s father-in-law Paul Kevin Jonas congratulated her on social media, saying: “Congratulations, Priyanka Chopra! When do we eat?”
Replying to that, she wrote: “Anytime senior! It’s yours” on her Instagram story.
The actress also shared a few photographs where she can be seen performing a puja together with husband Nick Jonas.
She further wrote: Thank you to our designer #MelissaBowers and the rest of the team for realizing this vision so clearly. The second and third photos were taken in September 2019 when we performed a small intimate Puja (prayer ceremony) to bless the space that would soon become #sonanewyork Godspeed!”
In a post, her friend Maneesh has thanked her for all the help. and mentioned how Priyanka has been closely associated with the effort. He wrote: “Opening a restaurant is a team effort for sure. I’m gonna spend the next few posts proudly sharing the people who brought SONA to life.”
“First, my kind friend @priyankachopra, who has been the creative force behind SONA. There is no one who better—and more boldly—personifies “global Indian” than Pri. SONA is so lucky to have her in our corner. From the design, to the menu, to the music, to even the name, Priyanka has her fingerprints all over SONA. Love you dear Pri! Our baby is finally ready for the world to see! We’re about to have a lot of fun. See you all soon on 20th St! @sonanewyork #sonanewyork,” he added.
On the work front, Priyanka features in the recently released digital film “The White Tiger”. The Ramin Bahrani directorial features the actress alongside Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav.
[Photo courtesy: Twitter]