It’s another sad day in Bollywood today as another loved one has left us. Priyanka Chopra’s father, Dr. Ashok Chopra, has been fighting cancer for quite some time now and unfortunately he passed today at Mumbai Hospital. He was in and out of the hospital these past few years and this latest stint had PC leaving the sets of her latest movie to be with her dad.
Priyanka Chopra was extremely close to her father, and even has a tattoo on her wrist that says, “Daddy’s Li’l Girl.” Priyanka’s father, Lt. Col Ashok Chopra, retired from the Indian Army in 1997 and was a constant support to Priyanka in all her endeavours. A few days ago, Priyanka had tweeted a picture of her with her father and wrote, “My Dad Strongest…”
Meanwhile, the shoot of her ‘Mary Kom’ biopic, initially scheduled to start on Monday, was postponed. Director Omung Kumar will start the film whenever Priyanka Chopra is comfortable to start shooting. Until then, the set of the boxing stadium erected in a Goregaon studio, will be kept standing.
Till last week when her dad’s condition deteriorated, Priyanka Chopra went about her work as usual. Only those close to her knew what she was going through. Priyanka was attending the rehearsals for the bio-pic while attending to her Dad during her free time. During these hardship times, Shah Rukh Khan dropped by to see Priyanka Chopra. Our thought’s and prayers go out to her and her family. May Dr Chopra Rest in Peace.