Priyanka Chopra lost her father earlier this year, and we know that she still feels the pain of her loss terribly. However, those who have interacted with the actress have commended her for her strength in such a hard time – in fact, Priyanka even began working just a few days after her father’s death, in order to fulfil her professional commitments. On The Front Row this week, Anupama Chopra asks her how she managed to find this strength. Here’s what PC had to say!
Anupama Chopra: Priyanka, you had described last year as “truthful but traumatic”. This year has, of course, been harder with your father’s passing, but I met you a few days after that and you were so strong. You were so resilient. Is this how you have always been or is this an inner strength you found?
Priyanka Chopra: I think it’s escapism. I don’t think it’s strength and I think that maybe I should have taken the time to deal with it. I think I wanted to run away from dealing with it and I did. I started work four days later, one – because my Dad hated me sitting at home, and second – I would have lost my mind if I did. Losing my father was not just losing my Dad; it was losing a part of me. I don’t know if every daughter is that close to her father as I was. My Dad was my best friend, my idol and my protector. He was the man of my life so I went back to work because that was my only solace and I haven’t stopped since. I don’t think I will.
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