Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood actress, shed a few tears of pride during the grand opening of the National Museum of Asian and Pacific American Culture (NMACC) in Washington D.C. on Friday. The actress was one of the keynote speakers at the event and was visibly emotional as she spoke about the importance of representation and diversity in cultural institutions.
“I am so proud to be a part of this historic moment,” Chopra said, as she wiped away tears. “To have a museum that celebrates the rich cultures and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans is truly remarkable. I hope this museum will inspire generations to come.”
The event was attended by a host of celebrities and politicians, including Chopra’s husband, Nick Jonas, who accompanied her to the event. The couple looked glamorous as they posed for photos together, with Chopra wearing a stunning black dress and Jonas in a sharp suit.
Chopra also shared several photos from the event on her social media accounts, including a beautiful shot of her and Jonas in front of the museum. “So proud of this moment,” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”
The NMACC is the first national museum in the United States dedicated to showcasing the cultural and historical contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans. The museum features a range of exhibits and artifacts that highlight the experiences of Asian and Pacific Americans throughout history, from the first Asian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the 1800s to the present day.
Chopra’s emotional speech at the grand opening of the NMACC underscores the importance of cultural institutions in promoting representation and diversity. As one of the most prominent Indian actresses working in Hollywood today, Chopra has been a vocal advocate for greater representation of South Asian voices in the entertainment industry.
The NMACC is a significant step forward in the ongoing effort to promote diversity and inclusion in the United States. With its focus on the rich and varied experiences of Asian and Pacific Americans, the museum serves as a reminder of the contributions that these communities have made to the fabric of American society.