Priyanka Chopra Opens a Restaurant in New York City This Spring
In an Instagram post this week, superstar Indian actress Priyanka Chopra announced she will open Sona, a restaurant in New York City's Flatiron district. Helmed by Chef Hari Nayak, who has led teams at acclaimed restaurants around the world such as Jhol in Bangkok, Masti in Dubai, and Charcoza in Riyadh, Sona will serve "timeless Indian" cuisine.
"I'm thrilled to present to you Sona, a new restaurant in NYC that I poured my love for Indian food into," Chopra wrote on Instagram. "Sona is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavours I grew up with.
"Sona is opening later this month, and I can't wait to see you there! This endeavour would not have been possible without the leadership of my friends Maneesh Goyal and David Rabin. Thank you to our designer Melissa Bowers and the rest of the team for realizing this vision so clearly."
Goyal is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Pineapple Co.; Rabin is a longtime New York restaurateur and nightlife owner-operator, and the former president of the New York Nightlife Association.
Sona will be Chopra's first restaurant endeavour. Her most recently-released film project is The White Tiger, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Yesterday, for International Women's Day, Chopra sat down with Director Karishma Dev Dube and Rani and Remu Kumari, the two stars of Bittu, which is shortlisted for an Oscar this year in the live action short film category. Based on a true story, Bittu tells the story of "a close friendship between two girls is eclipsed by an accidental poisoning at school."