Actor Priyanka Chopra’s father Dr. Ashok Chopra passed away on June 10, 2013, after valiantly fighting cancer for 5 years. Today marks his 8th death anniversary and remembering him, his wife, Madhu Chopra took to her Twitter handle to share his throwback picture. She backed the photo with ‘Forever and always loved’.
Priyanka also retweeted her mom’s post, as she remembered her late father. In the actor’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, she opened up about her late father, saying how much she misses him. She had added that it changed her ‘relationship with God’. When Oprah asked the actor when her faith was tested the most, Priyanka had said, “I think around the death of my dad. I was very angry. I was very angry. My relationship with God changed a little bit. But then at the same time, I feel like God helped me find salvation and come out of it too. But at that time, it was tested.”
She further added, “Oh man, I went to every temple there was to go to. I did every prayer there was to do. I met every godman or godwoman I needed to meet, every doctor I needed to go to. I flew my dad to Singapore, New York, Europe, India, everywhere, just to do whatever I could to prolong his life. It’s such a helpless feeling.”
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Priyanka’s dad was a physician in the Indian Army. She has a tattoo that reads, “Daddy’s lil girl …” on her wrist. In her memoir Unfinished, Priyanka has said that she got the tattoo to honour her father.
The actor has been in the United Kingdom lately, shooting for her upcoming series Citadel. Priyanka will be starring alongside Game of Thrones and Eternals star Richard Madden. Citadel is produced by the Russo Brothers of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.