Priyanka Chopra has a good sense of humor when it comes to jokes about her over-the-top, five-day wedding celebration. On Tuesday, she sat down with her Isn’t It Romantic costar Rebel Wilson and The Late Late Show host James Corden, and talk naturally turned to her recent wedding to singer-heartthrob Nick Jonas.
“Can I be honest? I did feel like I kept hearing that you were getting married, and it was like, didn’t you have 19 ceremonies or something like that?” Corden asked, to which Chopra gamely joked back, “Oh, that’s an exaggeration. Just about 32.”
“[We had] two weddings,” she continued. “One western Christian wedding and one Hindu wedding for our religions. Otherwise, we had pre-rituals. Indian pre-rituals can go on for like, five days. Mine was just two. I was conservative!”
Corden also excitedly asked about the national nickname that Indians gave Jonas in the lead-up to the pair’s multi-day extravaganza: The Disney Channel alum was dubbed “national jiju,” which means “national brother-in-law.”
“He’s basically married to the whole country,” Chopra said with a laugh. “Or anyone who’s Indian. All of them.”
“That’s a lot of pressure,” Corden quipped.
Late last month, Chopra was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she explained that despite the extravagant weekend that she and Jonas whipped together in two months, her mother was left wanting more.
“My mother was so upset with me the whole time,” Chopra said at the time. “She was like, ‘I need to have another party for the 150,000 people I know. How can I not invite my jeweler? How can I not invite, like my hairdresser?’ So, it was a whole conversation.”
The pair married in a Western ceremony in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 1 and then exchanged vows in a Hindu ceremony the next day. A few of the pre-ceremony rituals they hosted included the Mehendi party, the Sangeet, and a Bidaii.