Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things in the world. More so when that person is our parent. It often leaves us with a void that nothing and no one can fill. We just have to find a way to heal and be optimistic about the future.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas lost her father, the late Dr. Ashok Chopra, to cancer in June 2013. In an interview with Zoom TV, she got candid about her state of mind after his demise.
Hindustan Times quoted her saying,
“After dad passed, me, my brother and my mother decided consciously to do it, but I still had a lot of negative feelings. I felt abandoned, I was angry and there were a lot of feelings that I had and didn’t know what to do with them.”
The actress revealed that shooting for ‘The Sky Is Pink’ helped her in this regard. The movie is based on the true story of Aisha Chaudhary (played by Zaira Wasim) suffering from an immune deficiency disorder. Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar have essayed the role of the couple who loses their daughter Aisha. News18 quoted her saying,
“The thing that’s changed is I feel like its healed a part of me that was wounded after I lost my father.”
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Every year on this day Sid and I would look for ways to surprise you… but we never managed to do so! You always knew everything… So I hope wherever you are, You know that you are with us everyday. In everything I do, I think about your encouragement… In every choice I make, I ask for your affirmation… In everything that happens to me, I am grateful for your blessings. Happy Birthday Dad. I wish you were here everyday! We love you. @siddharthchopra89 @madhumalati P.S. – the background song was one of dad’s favourites… one he always used to sing for mom ❤
“I don’t think I knew how to deal with all the emotions I was feeling. Under the tutelage of Shonali (Bose), I was playing Aditi and understanding that death is the most natural thing that we know will happen to each one of us. Instead of mourning the person you have lost, you celebrate the life that was lived.”
“I was getting married during this movie and I missed my dad so much at that time. I missed his presence so much knowing that my mom would be doing it all alone when it was all that my dad wanted and would keep saying ‘Main suit kab silwaau, main suit kab silwaau’. It was very prevalent in my brain at that time and this definitely helped me heal. This film gave me closure.”
We’re looking forward to seeing Aisha’s story in theatres on October 11. Also, wishing Priyanka all the best for ‘The White Tiger’ her upcoming project with Rajkummar Rao.