NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s father has passed away after a battle with cancer, Indian media reported on Monday.
Dr. Ashok Chopra, Priyanka Chopra’s father, had been critically ill the last few days and was admitted at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
Priyanka Chopra, who was shuffling time between her film assignments and attending to her father, was exceptionally close to Dr. Chopra. She was said to have been extremely anxious and worried about her father’s health.
Dr. Chopra’s condition deteriorated last week and despite the stress, Priyanka went about fulfilling her work commitments until her father was admitted to the hospital.
“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,” a source had earlier said.