Why Priyanka Chopra Was "Very Emotional" During Daughter Malti's Latest Milestone

Priyanka Chopra detailed her daughter Malti's first trip to India, sharing that the 15-month-old—who the actress welcomed with husband Nick Jonas last year—visited her late dad's office.

By Gabrielle Chung Apr 29, 2023 2:03 AMTags
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Priyanka Chopra was one sentimental mama during her recent return to the motherland.

After all, it was the first time the Citadel star and her husband, Nick Jonas, brought their daughter Malti Marie to India. "I was very emotional," Priyanka recalled of the milestone visit during an April 28 appearance on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show with Julia Cunningham. "It was so magical."

The trio was joined by Priyanka's mom Madhu Chopra, who happily toured Malti around their family home—including the office where the actress' late father once worked.

"My mother was very excited about taking her to her house," the 40-year-old shared, "showing her where my dad's desk was."

Malti's inaugural trip to Mumbai also included a visit to the Gateway of India and a delicious family feast. "She was traveling all around the city," Priyanka gushed, adding that her 15-month-old was "eating all kinds of Indian food with my mom and my friends."

So, what did Malti think of the whole adventure? As Priyanka noted, "She loved, loved, loved India."

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And Malti is no stranger to spending time with members of her extended family. According to Priyanka—who welcomed the little one with Nick, 30, via surrogate in January 2021—it takes a village to raise a child in Hollywood.

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"It's kind of nuts to be...a working mom," she remarked. "Right now, literally, my mother's in the other room with my daughter."

The Quantico alum added that Madhu often joins the couple on press tours to babysit Malti. "She's traveling with us, making sure the baby's taken care of so that we can go to work," Priyanka explained. "I'm just so blessed to be able to have that village and that support with my family."

In a recent interview with E! News' Francesca Amiker, Priyanka shared that she was also moved by the support she received from Bollywood during her latest visit to Mumbai.

"Going back and meeting the folks in the industry that taught me everything that I know...and kick-starting this incredible world promo tour from my home was very emotional and special to me," she said. "I got a lot of love and luck from everyone."

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