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‘Is it too patriarchal?’: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on the repercussions of carrying a mangalsutra

It’s protected to say Priyanka Chopra Jonas is without doubt one of the hottest Indian faces throughout the globe. She has charted a powerful profession, each in Bollywood and Hollywood, garnering an enormous fan following worldwide.
Culturally, too, Priyanka is without doubt one of the most-recognised faces who has taken India to the world, and continues to take action. It’s no shock, then that the Matrix star is the ambassador of world manufacturers in the case of them establishing a attain in India.

Priyanka, who has embraced journal covers from the world over, was seen on Vogue India‘s September 2021 cowl as properly. Whereas her ruffled pink gown was a certain winner, it was a single piece of accent that was to be the main focus of the outfit — her mangalsutra that she described as “elegant and stylish, designed for the trendy Indian lady who takes cost of her personal life.”

“mangalsutra for the trendy indian lady who takes cost of her personal life” when the revolution comes, priyanka chopra, the place will you conceal?
— quinboot (@i_quinboot) September 1, 2021

A Bvlgari Mangal Sutra for the brand new lady!! She is free, she is sassy, she is a feminist; she is who she needs to be (in fact after the permission of her husband reinstated by the opulence of the mangalsutra). There are some issues even a number of cash can’t purchase; no not bvlgari
— surabhi modi (@sahaisurabhi) September 3, 2021
That’s all it took to divide the web over this Rs 3,49,000 accent, the most expensive within the Indian market, by Bulgari, an Italian luxurious model. Whereas some charged Bulgari’s mangalsutra with cultural appropriation, some questioned Priyanka’s motive for advocating the mangalsutra for the trendy Indian lady, contemplating that some take into account it to be patriarchal and, subsequently, oppressive.

Throughout Bulgari’s mangalsutra launch in India, on an Instagram dwell, Priyanka asserted that “as somebody who’s a contradiction and an amalgamation of modernity and custom, I’d somewhat be like, you realize, it’s my selection. And I’d purchase my lovely mangalsutra with the cash I make, and that’s me smashing the patriarchy”.

However in a current video that she posted on her Instagram profile, the actor, in dialog with one of many Bulgari mangalsutra designers Lucia Silvetri, contradicted her earlier assertion to an extent. She reminisced carrying the mangalsutra for the primary time, saying, “As a result of we’ve grown up with the thought of what it means, it was only a very particular second for me”. In the identical breath, Priyanka added that as a contemporary lady, who the model claims the mangalsutra is designed for, she is conscious of the “repercussions of what it means. ‘Do I like the thought of carrying the mangalsutra? Or is it too patriarchal?”

For those who ask us, these are legitimate inquiries to ask given the response the model’s launch and her promotion of the identical has garnered. However, Priyanka then went on to say within the video that she is that era “that’s type of within the center”. “We’ll see, the following era of women would possibly do it in a different way.”
Within the video, she additionally shared how she types the “up to date” mangalsutra: “I’d put on it with a denims, with a shirt… Its’s so cool.” As Silvetri added that the black, white, and the beads are from the normal design, Priyanka mentioned it was “to keep at bay evil, to guard you”.
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