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Bollywood celebrities have a knack of sweeping the entire nation into one emotion. Such is the power of celebrities in India who are revered as Gods in this nation. Just recently, Priyanka Chopra made the whole India romantic when she got engaged to her man of dreams, Nick Jonas on August 18, 2018. (Also Read: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Baby Girl Ziva Dhoni Makes 'Rangoli' In Her School, Pictures )
And now, she has made everyone emotional with a video that she has shared on social media platforms. So, it was Priyanka Chopra’s father, late Dr Ashok Chopra’s birthday yesterday, i.e. August 24, 2018, and PeeCee shared an emotional throwback video of her father, and captioned it, “Dad. U r so missed. Happy birthday. Always and forever”. Take a look:
Now, late in the night, Priyanka went out on a dinner date with her mom, Madhu Chopra to celebrate her late father’s birthday. And guess who accompanied them? It was Dhadak star, Janhvi Kapoor. Priyanka shared on Instagram stories, two snippets from her dinner date with mom and credited the click to Janhvi. Take a look at the adorable pics from the dinner date:
On June 10, 2018, Priyanka had shared another emotional video on Dr Chopra’s death anniversary. The video started with the caption, “My dad was my best friend, my idol and my protector. He was the man of my life”. As voiceover, Priyanka said the video, “I was very close to my father, he was my superhero, my idol. I wanted to grow up and be him. He was a musician, he used to perform on stage, he was a surgeon, he was an artist, he was the life of a party, gregarious laughter, extremely confident man”.
6 days later, it was her mom, Madhu Chopra’s birthday, and Priyanka shared the following pic and captioned it, “Happy Birthday beautiful lady.. my strength my weakness all rolled into one. I wish you the best year ever.. with everything you wished for. Can’t wait to celebrate with u Ma”. (Suggested Read: Alia Bhatt Shows Off Alleged Beau Ranbir Kapoor's Jersey Number With A 'Pyar Ka Izhaar' Message)
For those who do not know, Priyanka’s father, Dr Chopra passed away in June 2013. In a 2016 interview with Hindustan Times, Priyanka had talked about her father’s death and was quoted as saying, “His death has been a big blow. I still haven’t dealt with it. I don’t know if I’ve healed, but it doesn’t hurt either. I don’t think I have accepted it. I feel like I’m travelling all over the world, and dad will be home when I return. I think grief becomes your constant companion. You just learn to live with it”.
In an interview with Anupama Chopra, Priyanka had once said, “Losing my father was not just losing my Dad; it was losing a part of me. I don’t know if every daughter is that close to her father as I was. My Dad was my best friend, my idol and my protector. He was the man of my life so I went back to work because that was my only solace and I haven’t stopped since. I don’t think I will”.
In the same interview, when the Quantico star was asked how she dealt with her father’s death, she replied, “I think it’s escapism. I don’t think it’s strength and I think that maybe I should have taken the time to deal with it. I think I wanted to run away from dealing with it and I did. I started work four days later, one – because my Dad hated me sitting at home, and second – I would have lost my mind if I did”. (You May Like: Priyanka Chopra's Marriage Was Predicted 13 Years Ago, The Same Astrologer Reveals Her Compatibility)
Well, Priyanka, we can understand your emotions on your father’s death anniversary. But the amount of hard work that you have invested in your professional life has only made you reach the pinnacle of the entertainment industry worldwide. We are so proud of you!