Earlier this month, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas had revealed that she has stepped into the restaurant business with the Indian restaurant Sona in New York. The restaurant opened its doors for the public on March 26. However, the actor could not be present on the opening day as she is shooting in London and is “devastated” about not being there on opening day.
On opening day, Priyanka took to Instagram to share inside photos of the restaurant and sneak peek of the delicious items on the menu. “TODAY IS OPENING DAY @sonanewyork! What started as a simple craving for great Indian food has become this labour of love, and I can’t wait to welcome you all in, and for you to experience timeless India in the heart of NYC!” she wrote.
Priyanka thanked everyone who contributed into helping set up the restaurant and also revealed that it was her husband Nick Jonas who came up with the name for the restaurant. “This has been a team effort all the way… from the many many menu deliberations, food tastings, and decor decisions with @maneeshkgoyal, @davidrabin8, Chef @harinayak, and @mabowersinc, to landing on the perfect name, all thanks to @nickjonas – yes! Hubby came up with the name at an early tasting with the team, as Sona means ‘gold,’ and he had heard that word in India, well…A LOT, throughout our wedding!” she added.
“I’m devastated I’m not there to celebrate, but I’m definitely there in heart and spirit…and on FaceTime,” she added.
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Meanwhile, Priyanka is currently filming Amazon spy series Citadel alongside Richard Madden. The show is being created by the Russo brothers.