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Rosie O'Donnell thought Priyanka and Deepak Chopra were connected

Rosie O’Donnell thought Priyanka and Deepak Chopra were connected

Rosie O’Donnell has apologized to Priyanka Chopra for assuming Deepak Chopra is her father.

The 59-year-old actress Took TikTok Sunday to explain how she “embarrassed” herself in front of Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas – as well as her son, girlfriend and friend Fran Drescher – when she mistakenly mistook Chopra for the daughter of a self-help guru.

So when I said, ‘Hey, Nick Jonas. You’ve been great at ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Hello, [Priyanka]. I know your father. She said, “You do? Who is my father? And I’m like Deepak.”

She’s like, ‘No, and Chopra is a common name. She said of the interaction that took place in Nobu Malibu…I was very embarrassed.

The father of the 39-year-old “Baywatch” actress, Dr. Ashok Chopra, passed away in June 2013.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas.
Chopra, pictured above with her husband Nick Jonas, previously stated that the nickname “Chopra” is as common in India as “Smith” in America.
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The former talk show host went on to ask followers if they also thought Chopra were engaged before concluding, “Nick Jonas, I apologize and Chopra’s wife, I apologize too.”

Many followers immediately objected to O’Donnell referring to the “We Can Be Heroes” star as “Chopra’s wife,” and one user responded, “You might know her name if you’re going to apologize.”

Another added, “Her name is Priyanka.”

Rosie O'Donnell
O’Donnell has also been called upon to refer to Priyanka as “Chopra’s wife”.
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Shortly thereafter, O’Donnell issued a second apology while clearing up some misconceptions about Priyanka’s reaction.

So I read my comments [interaction with] said Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra, who mistakenly believed they were Deepak’s daughter. “People thought she was rude. She wasn’t rude, it was awkward. I’m sure she’s sick of it. I’m sure I’m not the only one. According to the comments, a lot of people thought so too, but apparently she’s a very well known and more famous actress than he is. , as people have said it. So I’m sure it seemed strange to her, at first.”

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Author Deepak Chopra
Author Deepak Chopra (above) is not related to actress Priyanka Chopra.
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“Anyway, Priyanka is her name. Priyanka,” she added. “I hope I pronounce it correctly. I just want to apologize to her and everyone who thinks that’s really inappropriate for me. Sorry, sometimes I do. I did it at Nobu.”

Meanwhile, Deepak has two children, author Mallika Chopra, 50, and director Gotham Chopra, 46.