Priyanka Chopra flies to the US for a talk show after grandmother's last rites

The actor is making an arduous 22 hour flight back to LA to spend 12 hours to fulfill her commitment to the Netflix edition of 'The Chelsea Handler Show'. 

Shriram Iyengar

Priyanka Chopra has now headed to the US after attending the last rites of her maternal grandmother in Kerala. The actor was in mourning after her maternal grandmother, Madhu Jyotsna Akhouri, 94, passed away last Friday. The last rites were held at St. Thomas Jacobinte Church in Kottayam, Kerala.

The actor had recently posted a tweet expressing her sorrow at the death of her grandmother. 

Priyanka was very close to her grandmother, and often said that she wanted to be like her. The 'Bajirao Mastani' actor took to Instagram immediately to post a memorable picture of her 'naani'. 


I will always remember you with that big smile on your face and the shine in your eyes.. Rest in Peace Nani . We love you.

A photo posted by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on

Meanwhile, Priyanka has returned to the US to shoot for her appearance on the Netflix show 'The Chelsea Handler Show'. The actor is scheduled to be in LA for 12 hours, before returning to India. She tweeted about the tough journey to her fans. 

For some, work is a great way of coping with a tragedy. Hang in there, Peecee.