Deepika Padukone's speech at the recently held Filmfare Awards has proved that she loves and admires her parents. Her parents too, are proud of her achievements.
We bring to you some adorable pictures of Deepika Padukone with her dad Prakash Padukone and mom Ujjala Padukone. Have a look!
The reason why Deepika Padukone is so grounded and down to earth is because of the good upbringing that her parents gave her. Deepika's father is a very famous badminton player but she reveals that she lived a very disciplined life. In an interview to HT, Deepika said,'' The culture at home reflected a disciplined sportsman's nature.''
''Late-night parties or typical 'teenage' behaviour were not appreciated. Dad didn't understand why a party needed to start so late at night - the time one should go to bed!'' she said.
Deepika Padukone further added, ''Dad would come to pick me sharp at 10, my deadline, if at all he allowed me to go anywhere! There were no unnecessary indulgences. Getting 5 as pocket money on a Wednesday and eating ice-cream or dosa in school with that money was a big deal."
"I had to be a team player. I couldn't expect to be treated as Ms Padukone. And I wasn't a rebel. Honestly, I wasn't uncomfortable with any of it. Guess I had given enough reason to my conservative parents to have faith in me," Deepika Padukone said.
Prakash Padukone also talked about Deepika with the daily, "I gave up my studies to play badminton at 17. That was back in the '70s. And my own dad backed me all the way.''
''Had he insisted I become a doctor or an engineer then, I would have been nothing but a loser in life. So how could I let my own daughter down when all she needed of me was to have faith in her passion and capability?" he said.