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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s Moms Bonded Over Dance at the Roka Ceremony

priyanka chopra nick jonasIndian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) accompanied by Nick Jonas arrive for the pre-engagement party of India's richest man and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman, Mukesh Ambanis eldest son Akash Ambani and fiancee Shloka Mehta in Mumbai on June 28, 2018. (Credit: SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Two worlds certainly merged for Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra when they finally confirmed their engagement last month while their families met for the Roka ceremony in Mumbai, India.

Fans of the couple will be pleased to learn that the traditional ceremony included dancing for a session taught by the matriarch of the Chopra family, Madhu Chopra. This week, Denise Jonas, mother of Joe, Nick, Kevin and Frankie, posted a clip on Instagram from the informative lesson.

The video shows Madhu leading her future in-law in dance as the families are all dressed in traditional garb for the Roka.

After the couple’s ceremony took place in August, Madhu revealed what exactly happened during the Roka itself. “Nick enjoyed the prayers during the puja,” she told DNA last week. “It was a new thing for him and he took it seriously. He followed what our panditji said, and chanted the Sanskrit mantras accurately. Both he and his parents did it beautifully. They are nice people.”

She also approves of her future son-in-law. “Nick is calm and mature,” Madhu concluded in the same interview. “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?”

❤️ @nickjonas & @papakjonas #roka #fatherandson

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.