Priyanka Chopra, Janina Gavankar to be Meghan Markle’s Bridesmaids?

Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle have been friends for a few years while the American actress has known Janina Gavankar for 15 years.


Priyanka Chopra and Janina Gavankar are among the names being talked about as the possible bridesmaids of Meghan Markle. Speculations about the various aspects of the spring wedding of Markle and Prince Harry have been rife ever since the British royal popped the question to the American actress on Nov. 27.

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Gavankar, who was the voice actress in the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II, are among Markle’s friends being cited by the British media as her possible bridesmaids.

Chopra, the 35-year-old former Miss World, is the lead actress in American TV show Quantico, and also appeared in Baywatch, which also starred Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She met Markle in 2015 at a party in Toronto, Canada, where Markle was shooting for Suits while Chopra was filming Quantico. The Hollywood actress also interviewed Chopra for her lifestyle blog, The Tig, after which they became friends, posting of them together regularly on social media.

Chopra will be a part of Markle’s wedding entourage, British publications such as The Metro UK, The Sun, and the Daily Mail UK have speculated.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement in London, on Nov. 27, 2017.

Gavankar and Markle, on the other hand, met 15 years ago. Gavankar was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Peter Ganesh and Mohra Gavankar. While Ganesh is an Indian, Gavankar’s father hails from Maharashtra and her mother is half-Indian and half-Dutch.

Gavankar, 36, is also known for her roles in True Blood, Sleepy Hollow, and The Mysteries of Laura. The actress may be one of the bridesmaids in the wedding slated to take place in May 2018, according to Daily Mail UK, Brides.com and The Evening Standard UK.

Markle herself comes from a mixed race family — her father is Caucasian while her mother is African American. This will be her second marriage.

Tennis star Serena Williams is also expected to be a bridesmaid, along with Jessica Mulroney, the stylist to Justin Trudeau and Canada’s first lady Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. Lindsay Jill Roth, TV producer and author of What Pretty Girls Are Made Of, had asked Markle to be her bridesmaid, and it is expected that she would be the actress’ bridesmaid in return.

#TBT to girl time with @priyankachopra & Mubina in #Malibu last week #californialove #homesweethome

A post shared by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *