A stunning picture of Priyanka Chopra and daughter Malti Marie, part of a photo shoot for British Vogue, has polarized the internet. The photo shows Priyanka, 40, reclining with Malti Marie facing her and away from the camera. Mother and daughter, who have just turned one, are both dressed in red and posed against a red background. The powerful photo was shared by Priyanka Chopra on her Instagram account with the caption, “Another one of our many firsts together.” The comment thread is filled with admiring responses, some of them from celebrities like Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra, Huma Qureshi, Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Sonali Bendre and Rhea Kapoor.
However, several other comments were less than complimentary. Many of those who commented wrote that they didn’t see the point of the photo and questioned why Malti Marie was even in the photo if the world hasn’t been allowed to see her face yet. “You have every right to keep her out of the public eye, but why do this on purpose and then hide her,” read one comment. “That baby is just a prop,” read another.
“It’s OK not to include her in photos that are public,” someone advised Priyanka in the comments. “Why not just do the photoshoot yourself,” asked another. A third commenter added: “Why do celebrities do this?”
“At first it was cute and all, but now it’s just getting dramatic,” read another comment.
Others on the thread jumped to Priyanka Chopra’s defense. “Stop complaining. It’s her baby, it’s her right and choice, whatever she wants,” read one comment. “All the people complaining, she just wants to show the affection she has for her child without showing her face,” read another. A third read: “I can’t believe how stupid people are. She wants to protect her child but share her own life as a new mother.”
See Priyanka Chopra’s post here:
Speaking about trolling in her interview with British Vogue, Priyanka Chopra said that although she has developed a thick skin, comments about Malti Marie are unwelcome. “I’ve developed a hard hide when people talk about me, but it’s so painful when they talk about my daughter. I say, ‘Keep her out of it’. I know how it felt to hold her little hands, when they were trying to find her veins. So no, she’s not going to gossip. I’ve been really protective about this chapter of my life with my daughter. Because it’s not just about my life. It’s hers, too,” she said .
Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas welcomed Malti Marie via surrogacy in January 2022. Priyanka revealed to Vogue that she had “medical complications” due to which the couple opted for surrogacy. “”You do not know me. You don’t know what I’ve been through. And just because I don’t want to publicize my medical history, or my daughter’s, that doesn’t give you the right to make up, whatever the reasons were,” she said in her interview.
Priyanka Chopra was last seen on screen in the 2021s The Matrix Resurrection. She will be seen this year Love again opposite Sam Heughan and has a lead role in the upcoming TV series Citadelmade by the Russo Brothers.
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