Restaurateur, author and the chef of three popular hotspots in Dubai which include Masti, Bombay Bungalow and Moombai & Co., Hari Nayak is set to enter into a new partnership with actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Nayak will head up the Bollywood and Hollywood star’s new upscale eatery in New York City – Sona.

Chopra announced the news on her Instagram page, saying she was “thrilled” to present the new restaurant that she “poured [her] love for Indian food into”.

“SONA is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavours I grew up with,” she said. “SONA is opening later this month, and I can’t wait to see you there! This endeavour would not have been possible without the leadership of my friends Maneesh Goyal and David Rabin. Thank you to our designer Melissa Bowers and the rest of the team for realizing this vision so clearly.”

Chopra is known for her enterprising personality having now delved beyond her acting background. Last year she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Amazon, after launching her own production house Purple Pebble Pictures, to produce series with a focus on diversity.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

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