Priyanka Chopra Shares Rare Throwback Photo of Her Mom Along with Stunning Tribute

Priyanka Chopra just proved that she and her mom, Madhu, are total mother-daughter goals.

The White Tiger star, 38, recently shared a special tribute on Instagram in honor of her lookalike mom’s birthday. Chopra not only posted a rare throwback photo of Madhu, but she also included a heartfelt message about how she looked up to her mother as a child.

The post features an excerpt from Chopra’s memoir (see below), followed by a never-before-seen portrait of Madhu. There’s no denying the actress gets her good looks from her mom, who has bright eyes and a kind smile.

The photo is exactly what we’d expect to see based on Chopra’s description of her mother, which was featured in Unfinished.

“My mother was a combination of intellect and allure. As she would get ready to meet guests, I would study her carefully applying her makeup, creams and perfumes, and then getting dressed for the evening,” she wrote. “Her wardrobe was all color—chiffon saris in floral prints, hot pinks, bright oranges, deep reds, golden yellows. Her long, dark hair hung to her waist, and she usually wore it down in a braid or in a bun at the nape of her neck. I loved watching her put on makeup—kajal to line her eyes, lipstick, and always a red bindi in the center of her forehead.”

Chopra continued, “I longed to be like her someday: elegant, eloquent, impeccably dressed, impossibly glamorous. She exuded quiet confidence and total competence—which, together with her natural sense of style, made her magnetic. Whether she was dressed in a French chiffon sari for work or in a pair of white bell-bottoms and big sunglasses on vacation, she was the epitome of beauty in my eyes.”

The actress captioned the post, “Happy birthday mom. Missing our ritual of celebrating your special day together. Love you loads… see you real soon @drmadhuakhourichopra.”

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