We all know that Deepika Padukone won the best actress award for Piku at the Filmfare Awards. At the awards the diva got emotional after reading her dad's letter while accepting her award.
Deepika Padukone said, ''I want to dedicate this award to my parents. There is a little letter that my father wrote to me and my sister Anisha, which I felt it is apt to read out now, specially since the award is for my movie Piku."
She read, "Dear Deepika and Anisha, As you stand on the threshold of life's journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me. Decades ago as a little boy growing in Bangalore I started my tryst with Badminton.''
''In those days, there were no stadiums and no courts. The Badminton court was a wedding hall near our house and it is there that I learnt everything about the game..."
''Every day we would wait to see if there is a function in the hall and if there was none we would rush there after school to play our hearts' content. Looking back I realize that the most important thing about my childhood and adolescent years was my refusal to complain about a lot in life.''
''I was thankful for the few hours a week we had the opportunity to hit the shuttle back and forth. And that is what i want to tell you my children that there is no substitute to perseverance, hard work, determination and passion for what you do.''
''If you love what you do nothing else matters. Neither awards nor compensation, not even the gratification of seeing your face on newspaper or television.
You can watch the entire speech HERE.