Indians on social media are rallying behind Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra after an American website article called her
a «scam artist».
The article in The Cut, which has now been taken down, sparked outrage for suggesting that she had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career.
Indians, many of whom were earlier disparaging about the wedding, have now jumped to defend her.
Many said the article was racist.
When news first broke about the Bollywood star dating Jonas, many Indians were unimpressed. Quite apart from the fact that many in the country did not know who Jonas was, people cringed at their constant social media PDA.
This continued as their big day inched closer - many rolled their eyes at the almost relentless social media chatter
around the couple in the lead up to their wedding in India's Rajasthan state.
Indians were quick to dismiss the portrayal of the couple's relationship as «fraudulent», adding that there was no evidence from the writer that Jonas had signed up for this marriage unwillingly.
After a massive backlash from Indian users as well as other publications, the article was «updated». However, by the end of Wednesday, the website had taken down the article.