Priyanka Chopra talks about Christian, Islamic and Hindu influences on her life in Oprah Winfrey interview

"I was aware of Christianity. My dad used to sing in a mosque, I was aware of Islam. I grew up in a Hindu family," Priyanka said.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas' interview with Oprah Winfrey is one of the most-awaited ones in recent times after the explosive tell-all interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with the American host. 

In a new promo video of her upcoming interview with Oprah, Priyanka is seen talking about her religious and spiritual views. 

The 'Baywatch actor is also seen opening up about her secular upbringing as a child in India and how she had Christian, Islamic and Hindu influences on her life.

The international star, writer and humanitarian sat down for an interview with the host Oprah to talk about her lately released memoir, 'Unfinished'. 

Premiering on March 20 on discovery+, as part of 'Super Soul,' hosted by Oprah Winfrey and produced by OWN, the sit-down interview will give audiences a closer look into Priyanka Chopra Jonas' journey of self-discovery, her marriage to Nick Jonas and her New York Times best-selling memoir, 'Unfinished'.

Meanwhile, in the promo video, Oprah mentions to the global star how reading 'Unfinished' reminded her of her own time in India. She talked to Priyanka about India's 'spiritual energy' and questioned if she had a 'spiritual foundation'.

"I think I did. In India, it is hard not to. You're right. With the swirling number of religions that we have, that live within the country as well. I grew up in a convent school. I was aware of Christianity. My dad used to sing in a mosque, I was aware of Islam. I grew up in a Hindu family, I was aware of that. Spirituality is such a large part of India that you really cannot ignore it," Priyanka replied. 

She added that it was her father late Dr Ashok Chopra who taught her that all religions are ways to the same God. "I am a Hindu. I pray. I have a temple at my home, I do it as often as I can. But truly, to me, I am a believer that a higher power does exist and I like to have faith in that," she said. 

In an earlier promo video, when Oprah asked Priyanka about her recently released memoir and questioned her why she chose this time to launch it? Priyanka said that the coronavirus lockdown finally gave her the time to catch up on her writing which she couldn't indulge in otherwise, given her hectic schedule. Priyanka also added that she is in a more secure place in her 30s, where she could leave behind the insecurities of her 20s. 

The interview with Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be a part of the media and lifestyle mogul's, 'Super Soul' series which is based on her Emmy Award-winning TV show 'Super Soul Sunday'. The interview is scheduled to air on Discovery+ on March 20.


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