Priyanka, Nick Jonas to bring a 'Sangeet' series on Amazon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, are set to bring forward an unscripted series about the Sangeet ceremony on Amazon. For the uninitiated, Sangeet is an important Indian tradition held the night before the wedding. It is marked by an evening full of music and dance performances from the families of the bride and groom.
Reportedly, the untitled show will episodically follow engaged couples, their friends and families, as they prepare for the Sangeet ceremony, with the help from celebrity choreographers, stylists, and creative directors. The casting of the series is currently underway, and filming will take place in 2020. The planned show will be released on Amazon's popular video-streaming platform, Prime Video.
The Amazon Studios title will be executive-produced by Priyanka and Nick, along with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Volpe (Alfred Street Industries), Anjula Acharia, Phil McIntyre, and Nina Anand Aujla. Reportedly, while Priyanka will executive produce the show through her Purple Pebble Pictures, Nick will bring the series under his Image 32 banner. Both Priyanka and Nick are pretty excited about the upcoming series.
To recall, Priyanka and Nick also had an extravagant Sangeet function before their wedding ceremony last year. It was attended by the couple's families and many biggies from Bollywood. The two then tied the knot at Jaipur's Umaid Bhawan Palace on December 1, 2018.
Talking about the project, Priyanka said, "We re-watched the video of our Sangeet last week on our first anniversary, and the togetherness of our family and friends during this event still sparks the same warmth and excitement that it did over a year ago at our wedding." "The Sangeet signifies the introduction and bonding of two families coming together in a marriage," she added.
At our wedding, both of our families came together to perform a sangeet. A performance (dance-off competition style) that celebrated our love story, one of the most unforgettable moments from a very special time in our lives. @nickjonas and I are excited to announce a new, currently untitled project (we’re still working on it!!) that celebrates the love and magic that comes from friends and family that join together through music and dance the night before a wedding. It’s our #SangeetProject ❤️❤️ Happy one year anniversary baby. It’s our first together We want to share this amazing experience with couples set to be wed. SO...if you're engaged to be married in the spring or summer next year (2020), we want to be part of the celebration and help you make it even more spectacular. #representationmatters #crosspollination #culturesblending Visit the link in bio, and we’ll have you dancing before you walk down the aisle! @amazonprimevideo @alfredstreetindustries
Meanwhile, Nick said, "The days leading up to our Sangeet were some of the most special, memorable moments of the weekend." "Bringing the concept of this musical celebration to the mainstream in a new way, through couples setting out on one of the most exciting journeys of their life, is an idea that we are proud to bring to life with Amazon," he added.
Amazon Studios' head Jennifer Salke also expressed excitement about the project. She said, "The sangeet is such a beautiful tradition and we're excited to partner with Priyanka and Nick to honor it through this series and find couples from all different backgrounds."
Separately, Priyanka was last seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink. Reportedly, she is currently working on an untitled Indian wedding comedy with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor. Furthermore, she will also be seen in Robert Rodriguez's We Can Be Heroes. Meanwhile, Nick recently joined The Voice as a judge for its Spring 2020 season. He also stars in the upcoming Jumanji sequel.