Is Priyanka Chopra attending the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Not that anyone really cares! But one wonders, what the point of such unnecessary and self-important mystery really is? The fact that Sonam Kapoor is getting married to her boyfriend Anand Ahuja on May 7 and 8 is known to her close friends. But they’ve all been told not to talk about it. “Almost like an NDA,” whispered a friend of the Kapoor’s.
Why? To avoid the paparazzi? But wouldn’t they get to know anyway on the day that it actually happens. And how many of the invitees would actually remain totally mum till ‘D’ day? Wouldn’t it be better to just be honest about the plans to the press? Even at the trailer release of her new film, ironically titled Veere Di Wedding, Sonam revealed that she will talk about her marriage plans in “good time”.
The secrecy around the royal wedding however, is more understandable, though our curiosity about whether Priyanka Chopra is attending or not and her own secrecy around it, is completely baffling. On the Tonight Show with popular American host Jimmy Fallon (she was on his show for the fourth time in two years) Priyanka again played the mystery card on her attendance/non-attendance of the royal wedding. When Jimmy asked her about it, she dodged the question saying she was “scammed” into talking about it to the media. Really? Like how? Did the press ask her trick question about the Meghan Markle marriage? Whatever the curiosity about her participation in the wedding it comes from Ms Chopra’s gushing confession of her jigri dosti with Ms Markle. Even on the Jimmy Fallon Show Priyanka said, “Forget attending (the wedding) or not, I’m very happy for my friend.” She then revealed she met Ms Markle at a dinner hosted by Elle magazine. “Megan and I got along very well.”
So is that a yes or a no? Or just a maybe. To keep the curiosity alive until ‘D’ day. Many times our celebrities from showbiz are known to fuel the curiosity about speculative talk, while pretending to be annoyed/offended by it.