By SUBHASH K JHA
The same tabloid that tried to do a hatchet job on Priyanka Chopra’s marriage this week, had earlier tried to smear her reputation by pushing a story alleging her squabble over property with husband Nick Jonas.
The tabloid has managed to boost its sales by publishing a ‘source’ story claiming that Priyanka’s 4-month old wedding to Nick Jonas is already on the verge of collapse, because of Priyanka’s spendthrift, party-going ways.
Earlier the same tabloid had written how Priyanka was eyeing the Jonas’ property and wanted a share of it.
In other words, Priyanka Chopra is the Indian gold-digger who will probably clean out the affluent Jonas of their riches and then flee the rich country of White affluence to her poor brown habitat.
These ill-informed sources don’t seem to realise that Priyanka was a very rich woman before she married Nick Jonas. She is not new to fame or fortune and doesn’t need her in-laws’ surname to further her career.
It is very clear not everyone in America is happy with the success of Priyanka Chopra in a country that encourages NRIs only as long as they don’t exceed the speed limits of success laid out for them by the American cheerleaders.
The attempts to pull her down have just begun. And they will continue. Because Priyanka has gone beyond the prescribed limits of success in the US.
And the campaign to malign her will intensify, as Priyanka will get only more powerful, now that she has merged brand Chopra with the Jonas empire. If rumours are to be believed, she has planned some major collaborations with her in-laws.
Says a very close friend of Priyanka, “As she establishes a stronger power base in the US the attempts to prove that her marriage is falling apart will intensify. It is the only way the cynics and Trump supporters can cut her down to size. But Priyanka is not going to let the party crashers ruin her marriage or her march ahead.”
Priyanka Chopra’s trump card is her resilience. The more you try to put her down the more powerfully she will bounce back.
By SUBHASH K JHA