Priyanka Chopra is one among the most popular actors in Bollywood today. The actor revealed the secret behind her nickname, ‘Mimi’. Read on to know more.
Priyanka Chopra is one the very few actors we’ve today that have consistently stayed at the top of their game through the years. She debuted in 2002 with Abbas-Mustan’s romantic thriller Humraaz. She is currently excited for her latest Bollywood release, The Sky Is Pink. Her marriage to Nick Jonas was one of the biggest events of 2018.
In an interview to an online portal, Priyanka revealed her nickname, ‘Mimi’. PeeCee revealed that she was named after French actor Mimi Rogers. Priyanka Chopra’s mother kept the name for her. it was revealed in the interview that when Priyanka won the Miss World title and went back to her hometown, there were posters which said ‘We are proud of you, Mimi’.
It was also revealed that her actual nickname was ‘Mitthoo’. Priyanka Chopra said that she got the nickname because she was a total chatterbox. She would mimic and repeat people. So her dad, Ashok Chopra called her so as a joke. She thought that the name was very tacky and hence, changed it to Mimi. Also Read- Priyanka Chopra once hid her boyfriend in her closet, Got Caught by her Aunt
Priyanka Chopra recalled how one day she came back from school and told her parents that she doesn’t want to be called ‘Mitthoo’. She told them that she’d rather be called ‘Mimi’. Priyanka revealed that her mother then said that she will be called after the French actor thereafter.
Priyanka Chopra said that the name ‘Mimi’ has stayed with her always. All of her cousins still call her ‘Mimi Didi’. Priyanka Chopra joked about how she went from Goregaon to Gucci with the name. She also said that Punjabis have weird nicknames.
The international actor, married to Nick Jonas, had her share of struggle in India before she became a huge star and signed several projects in the US. Priyanka revealed that in her initial days within the industry, she was asked to deliver a dance performance which made her uncomfortable. Also Read- Rakhi Sawant Recreates Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Nadiyon Paar’; Watch Video
The actor revealed that she regrets not confronting the director for the incident. “I was told to have an opinion in a room that disagreed with me. i was always encouraged to have a voice,” she said, speaking about her upbringing. However, she couldn’t call out the director and she still regrets it. “I was so scared. i was new in the entertainment business and girls are always told that ‘you don’t need to get a reputation of being hard to work with.’ So I worked within the system,” she said. Priyanka eventually quit the movie.
In the interview, Priyanka spoke about her life before and after winning the 2000 Miss World title, her initial thoughts of dating Nick Jonas and her favourite moment from the elaborate three-day wedding affair which happened at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in December 2018. Also Read – Happily Single Parth Samthaan Wishes to be in relationship during this lockdown; Know Why
Priyanka, on the work front, has also been busy with numerous projects. The actor wrapped her schedule for Matrix 4 and Text For You and is currently in the UK filming for her upcoming project Citadel. Backed by Avengers: Endgame directors Russo Brothers, the series also stars Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden.