“That was the main reason I wanted to come here,” the actress (who was born in Jharkhand, India) tells Alexa, only half-jokingly.
Her mother, Madhu, and father, Ashok — both doctors in the Indian army — agreed to send her to live with relatives in the US when she was 13.
Her confidence is palpable, her voice and stride purposeful. She shifts seamlessly from thoughtfully answering questions to enthusiastically rapping along to the ’90s hip-hop blasting on set at the photo shoot.
“That’s all I listened to when I was a kid,” she says.
Even now, Chopra frequently refers to him in the present tense.