Priyanka Chopra who was shooting Zoya Akhtar’s “Dil Dhadakne Do” on a cruise liner sailing through Europe, left the star-studded ship to return to Mumbai.
The reason for the same is a road in Andheri which was named after her late father Dr. Ashok Chopra, on June 10, to mark his first death anniversary.
The inauguration of the road which is called Lieutenant Colonel Ashok Chopra Marg was followed by a memorial which was attended by friends and relatives.
When Priyanka expressed her desire to be there for her father’s first death anniversary, her director Zoya and the film’s producer Ritesh Siddhwani had quickly agreed to a short leave. The actress, however, returned to the sets within four days.
When contacted, Priyanka said, “It’s a surprise and a huge honour. My family and I are overwhelmed. There was no way I would miss this for anything in the world. My father was always very grateful for what he had and spent a lot of time and energy in helping those less for tunate. We are so proud that he is being recognised for his efforts.
My dad loved Mumbai and now there will always be a part of him here.”
Dr Chopra served in the Indian Army for 27 years and also served as Head of Surgery at an Army hospital in Leh.
Priyanka has often paid him tributes in interviews and proudly flaunts a “Daddy’s Girl” tattoo on her arm, a description which is also part of her Wikipedia page.
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