Priyanka Chopra Jonas realised what was important when dad fell ill
Priyanka Chopra Jonas realised what was important in life after her father Ashok Chopra - who died of cancer in 2013 - fell ill.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas realised what was important in life after her father fell ill.
The 'Citadel' actress' dad Ashok Chopra died of cancer in 2013, and she admitted before then, she often forgot to contact her family on holidays and special occasions, but her attitude changed when she realised she'd never spend another Diwali with her late parent.
Speaking to Tiffany Reid for the 'Marshalls Good Stuff Social' event, she said: “I don’t remember how many of my mother’s birthdays I have forgotten or I might have missed. How many times I forgot to call her in my 20s.
"Or how many times like I missed Diwali because I am working in Europe and they don’t have Diwali here so it’s fine. I just skipped and missed and didn’t think it was OK till I did.
“Till my dad died and I didn’t have another Diwali to be with him. When he got sick, it was a really big… I think that was a very momentous moment for me where I realised that life is short and we worry about so many trivial things when there are so many big things for us to worry about. I think focusing on that brings you to the ground."
Earlier this year, Priyanka - who has 22-month-old daughter Malti with husband Nick Jonas - admitted she will "never overcome" the loss of her father.
She told Us Weekly magazine: "I lost my dad in 2013. One thing that helped me navigate that grief was understanding that you never overcome it. You just kind of have to learn to keep it in your backpack."