Mumbai, Feb. 7 -- In September 2014, when Priyanka Chopra's brother, Siddharth, launched his first pub-lounge in Pune, the actor had taken ken time out from her Mary Kom (2014) shooting schedule to attend the event. But, as he opens another Pune venue today (February 7), his star sister won't be present.
However, the Chopra family will be represented by Siddharth and Priyanka's cousin, Parineeti Chopra,who will attend the event. "Priyanka is in Los Angeles, USA, for some professional commitments, but she is aware of her brother's plans. She's sent across her best wishes and is glad that Parineeti will be at the launch," says a source close to Priyanka.
Siddharth, too, is excited that Parineeti will be present on his big day. "Professionally, he was interested in getting a celebrity other than Priyanka to attend the party. He had been thinking of inviting other stars since the time he started planning the launch event, and who better than his cousin. Parineeti accepted the invite instantly," says the source.
When contacted, Siddharth confirmed the news, and said, "I wanted to bring in someone else for the launch, and at the same time, I wanted to start with family. That's why I decided to get Parineeti on board. She is taking time out from her work schedule. In any case, I wanted her to come and see the lounge."