Deepika Padukone

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At the Filmfare awards this year, the best actor and actress trophies were bagged by the lovebirds who give everyone else relationship goals: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh!

Ranveer won the Best Actor award for his stellar performance in Bajirao Mastani while Deepika won the Best Actress award for her stupendous performance in Piku.

At her acceptance speech, Deepika Padukone read out an old letter which her father had written to her, years back.

 

“If you love what you do nothing else matters, not even awards. Follow your heart and live your dream.You are our daughter and then an actress.”

 

Resisting tears, Deepika read out the letter which talks about Mr. Padukone‘s early badminton days and his refusal to be defeated by challenges.

“There is no substitute for perseverance, hard work, determination, and passion for what you do. If you love what you do, nothing else matters.”

                           – Deepika read out aloud.

 

In the letter, Mr. Padukone also talked about his fears when a young Deepika decided to move to a big city to pursue a career in modeling, and how he subsequently overcame them.

 

Deepika Padukone

 

Dedicating the award to her parents, Deepika ended her speech with a promise to parents all over the world on behalf of all children – fetching her tremendous applause from the entire audience as well as a standing ovation from her Bajirao Mastani co-star, and real-life partner, Ranveer Singh.

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika herself was quite emotional while accepting the award from the evergreen Rekha. Afterwards, she hugged her dad Prakash Padukone, leaving each and everyone teary-eyed.

You can watch the video directly to feel the emotions she clearly did on stage, and relate to her even more.

 

 

Here’s wishing you all the best, Deepika! May God bless you with even more success in your career and in life, in the future!

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