Amazon greenlights Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas project
December 12, 2019
Amazon Studios has greenlit the Untitled Priyanka Chopra Jonas & Nick Jonas Sangeet Project, an unscripted series executive produced by the famous couple and inspired by the sangeet – an Indian pre-wedding tradition.
The sangeet takes place the night before the ceremony, bringing together the families of the betrothed for a performance-filled evening of song and dance.
Casting for the series is currently underway and filming will take place in 2020 with participants driving the creative vision for their respective ceremonies. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz’s Alfred Street Industries, Chopra Jonas’ Purple Pebble Pictures and Jonas’ Image 32.
Amazon said the as-yet untitled series will be “a celebration of the love, marriage, and magic that ensues when friends and family come together through music and dance the evening before the wedding”.
“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 just over a year ago at our wedding. The Sangeet is a centuries-old Indian wedding tradition, that not only celebrates the union of two people, but also signifies the introduction and bonding of two families coming together in a marriage,” said Chopra Jonas.
“The days leading up to our Sangeet were some of the most special, memorable moments of the weekend,” Jonas added. “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.”
“The sangeet is such a beautiful tradition and we’re excited to partner with Priyanka and Nick to honour it through this series and find couples from all different backgrounds that are excited to bring their families together through the universal language of song and dance,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.