Priyanka Chopra’s mom is so happy that Nick Jonas is respectful of his elders

Madhu had given up on her daughter finding a man: “Priyanka has always been ambitious about her career and I was just supporting her and wishing the best for her, as a mother. I used to pester her, but in the last two [to] three years, I had stopped. I had given up. It’s all destiny.”

She’s now a big fan of Nick: “Nick is calm and mature. He’s a wonderful person and everyone in the family just loves him. He’s so polite and respectful towards elders. What more can a mother want!”

She doesn’t know when the wedding will happen: “They haven’t decided on a wedding date yet. It’s too soon. These are just baseless rumors. Both of them have work commitments right now which they need to finish. They will take some time to decide where they want it and when they want it.”

The roka ceremony: “My daughter knew I wanted a roka before the marriage, so she never said ‘no.’ I haven’t forced any of my thoughts on her, but I definitely want a traditional Indian wedding. That’s my only wish. I started the roka with a puja [prayer], which is important for me. I’m a modern mother but at heart, I’m quite conservative. Nick enjoyed the prayers during the puja. It was a new thing for him and he took it seriously. He followed what our panditji [priest] said, and chanted the Sanskrit mantras accurately. Both he and his parents [Kevin Jonas Sr. and Denise Jonas] did it beautifully. They are nice people.”