'She looks elder': 'Indian Matchmaking' star Sima Taparia claims Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are 'not a good match'
"They have married but it's not a good match," declared Sima Taparia, before proceeding to age-shame Priyanka Chopra
MUMBAI/CALIFORNIA: Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas might be the "It Couple" of Hollywood, but that still isn't enough to impress matchmaker Sima Taparia. The 'Indian Matchmaking' star could be heard commenting about Priyanka and Nick not being a "good match", owing to the eleven-year age gap between them.
On season 2 of the Netflix reality show, during a conversation with her client Nadia Jagessar's family, the matchmaker shared her controversial opinion on Priyanka and Nick. When Nadia revealed her interest in a man named Vishal, who was seven years younger than her, Sima immediately shot it down claiming the age difference was too much. Nadia tried arguing her case by pointing out Priyanka and Nick's marriage with eleven years difference between them. While Nadia's family fell quiet, Sima declared that she wasn't a fan of the Hollywood couple's coupling. "They have married but it's not a good match," declared Sima, before proceeding to age-shame Priyanka. Sima added, "He looks so small and petite in front of her, and she looks elder."
Sima's strong opinion left everybody speechless and chuckling in awkward silence, while Nadia watched the matchmaker in horror. In her confessional, Nadia continued to defend her interest in Vishal by pointing out how although he was seven years younger than her, he never behaved in an immature manner. An oblivious Sima continued her age-shaming, by claiming that an age difference of two to three years between the couple was still fine, but anything beyond wouldn't make a "good match" owing to differences in worldviews.
Well, this wouldn't be the first time that Sima's strong opinions raised brows. In the previous season of 'Indian Matchmaking', the Mumbai-based matchmaker managed to ruffle quite a few feathers when she called out her clients for being too "stubborn and picky" when it came to choosing their respective life partners. Sima insistence to adjust and compromise to make a marriage work didn't sit well with many netizens who called out her archaic way of thinking. However, this time around Sima might have to not only face the ire of netizens who aren't fans of her archaic views on marriage but also Priyanka and Nick's fans.
'Indian Matchmaking' Season 2 is available for streaming on Netflix.