Published On : Mon, Jun 10th, 2013
Entertainment | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Priyanka Chopra mourns father’s demise ; Bollywood tweets to express grief

Actress Priyanka Chopra ala Piggy Chops of Bollywood received one of the biggest shocks of her life as her father Dr Ashok Chopra passed away at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after prolonged suffering from cancer. He was battling the deadly disease since 2008. Priyanka’s mother, younger brother and host of close relatives and friends were at the hospital when the sad news came in.

Priyanka, said to be very close to her father, kept off her sets and shooting schedules for past one week and remained beside her ailing father.

Till last week when her dad’s condition deteriorated, Priyanka went about her work as normal. Only those close to her know what she’s going through. Priyanka was attending the rehearsals for the Mary Kom bio-pic while attending to her Dad in her free time.

Back in 2008 when she was shooting for Rohan Sippy’s Bluffmaster her father was first diagnosed with the illness. Priyanka had not shared her agony with anyone on the sets.

“It’s the same now. Priyanka hasn’t told anyone at her work place how unwell her father is. When she does all the pugilist practice for her Mary Kom role it’s almost as though she’s venting all her grief through her fists. But now she has postponed all rehearsals,” says the source from the Mary Kom team.

Bollywood tweets to condole Priyanka
Deepika Padukone FC: Our heartfelt condolences to PC and her family 🙁
Prabhudheva: So sorry to hear abt priyanka chopra’s father. I hope god gives strength to her n her family to cope up with this loss. My condolences.

Genelia D’souza: Deepest and Heartfelt condolences 2 dear @priyankachopra, your mom n ur fly.. All the strength 2u.
Minissha Lamba: My heartfelt condolences to Priyanka Chopra and Madhuji. Prayers and strength to you.

Vishal Dadlani: I’m so sorry, @priyankachopra . Strength, love and support to you.
Bipasha Basu: Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.
Kunal Kohli: RIP Dr.Chopra.Condolences to @PriyankaChopra. Had a great love for music. Met him in Vancouver last, amazing zest for life.
Asha Bhosle: Deepest condolences to Priyanka Chopraji and family on the passing away of her father. He loved his music, country and family.
Sophie Choudry: Love,prayers & strength @priyankachopra to u & the family.. Ur daddy was the sweetest man & he cldnt hv asked for a more lovin daughter. RIP
Anubhav Sinha: Oh No!!! Priyanka Chopra may God give you strength. Lots of love. May his soul rest in peace.
Neha Dhupia: So sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family. Sending you tons of love and energy to get past this.
Aadesh Shrivastava: I am very sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family. Love and energy to get past this.