Madhu Chopra Mourns Wendall Rodrick’s Demise (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu Chopra has responded to the untimely demise of ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. In an interview with Spotboye, she insisted that they don’t hold any grudges against him for his criticism of Priyanka Chopra’s risqué Grammy’s gown. The website quoted Madhu as saying, ''We hold no grudges against Wendell. Disagreements happen and one shouldn’t keep it forever. Wendell was a nice guy. Priyanka worked with him in Fashion. Plus, if you recall, Wendell had subsequently issued a clarification. We have lost a great, talented man. I couldn’t believe yesterday evening that Wendell is no more. He had just brought in two puppies to his house to shelter them. He was an ardent dog-lover. Life is so unpredictable.''
Asked if Priyanka was affected by Wendell’s comment in question, Madhu added, ''No, my daughter only got stronger after it.''
Priyanka appeared at the Grammys 2020 in a Ralph and Russo gown with a plunging neckline. Post which, Wendell commented how the ''the neckline goes all the way from LA to Cuba.'' After recieving backlash from other celebs, the designer soon deleted the post and even explained his comment in a new post. Wendell shared another close-up picture of Priyanka and Nick along with an explanation that his comments were more about 'dress shaming than body shaming'.
Wendell died in Goa on Wednesday. According to reports, the designer, 59, passed away peacefully in his sleep. The cause of death was reported to be heart failure. Wendell was laid to rest on Thursday evening in a funeral ceremony attended by family and friends at St Francis of Assisi Church in Colvale, his ancestral village of Colvale in North Goa.