Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra are producing a series for Amazon Studios based on their wedding, highlighting an Indian tradition called the sangeet, which typically takes place the day before a couple takes their vows.
Priyanka revealed the exciting news of their first production venture on Instagram.
The actress wrote that at the couple’s December 2018 nuptials both the Chopra and Jonas families came together to perform a sangeet, which is a competition dance-off to honor the newlywed’s love story.
This Indian tradition typically takes place the evening before the wedding ceremony and is a time for the families to relax, enjoy each other’s company and prepare themselves for the union of their clans the next day.
Using the hashtag #SangeetProject, Priyanka explained that she and Nick were excited to announce the Amazon project that will feature the two of them.
Deadline reported that the show’s official synopsis states the series is a celebration of the love, marriage, and magic that ensues when friends and family come together through music and dance the evening before the wedding.
“The engaged couples featured throughout will hail from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and locations. Each episode will follow an engaged couple along with their wedding party, family, and friends, as they not only prepare for the wedding itself, but also rehearse for what will be an epic performance with the help of a team of celebrity choreographers, stylists, and creative directors,” detailed the press release.
For two days after their sangeet, Nick and Priyanka sealed their love with two different wedding ceremonies that honored both of the couple’s traditions and beliefs. The first was a Christian ceremony presided over by Nick’s father Kevin Jonas, Sr.
For that ceremony, both Nick and Priyanka donned wedding attire designed by Ralph Lauren, as did their wedding party and parents. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the former Quantico star also wore an embroidered coat with seven phrases: “Compassion,” “Family,” “Hope,” “Nicholas Jerry Jonas,” the date “1st December 2018,” her parents’ names “Madhu & Ashok” and the mantra “Om Namah Shivay.” She also had sewn a piece of her mother-in-law’s lace wedding dress into her gown.
In the traditional Indian religious ceremony the following day, Nick and Priyanka sported traditional Indian wedding fashion, including a custom red Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga which featured crystals, organza flowers and French knots hand-embroidered by 110 artists. The ensemble took more than 3,720 hours to complete, revealed The Hollywood Reporter.
Casting for the series is underway, and filming will take place in 2020.