Global actress Priyanka Chopra‘s restaurant in New York, Sona is all set to open its doors to the public. Restaurateur Maneesh Goyal took to his social media to share the pictures of a ‘puja’ ceremony that was held ahead of the restaurant’s grand launch.
Last week, Priyanka had shared a sneak-peak of the restaurant’s interiors, after its official website was unveiled. For the unversed, Sona is an Indian restaurant that the actress explained as ‘the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavours (she) grew up with’.
Taking to his Instagram, Maneesh shared pictures of the puja where one of which showed Priyanka, her pop star husband Nick Jonas, and others taking part in the ceremony. His caption read— “This morning at SONA, we conducted a small puja or blessing ceremony. We’ll be seeing our first guests very soon and it was important to both @priyankachopra and myself that we hold a puja before our doors are officially open. It was so special to gather in this way. Friends & supporters of @sonanewyork from India to London to California joined in.”
He continued— “This morning’s ceremony was especially poignant since, in September 2019, we did a similar ceremony to bless the space while it was raw—before we started any construction at all. At that time, we thought we’d be open by the Summer of 2020. Of course, we had no idea what 2020 had in store for us. I give that first blessing a lot of credit for seeing us through…and guiding us as we fought to keep our project alive. And now, a year and a half after that first puja, SONA is ready. I am so grateful for all the blessings we have received. Here we go!”
The restaurant’s official Instagram account declared that it would be open to the public ‘this week’.
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra was last seen in Netflix’s The White Tiger alongside Rajkummar Rao.