The truth behind Deepika's dad's heartfelt letter

Actor narrated the letter while accepting Filmfare award earlier this year

Entertainment Desk April 18, 2016
Actor narrated the letter while accepting Filmfare award earlier this year. PHOTO: INDIATIMES

Deepika Padukone surely moved everyone to tears while narrating her father's heartfelt letter to the world. But did you know it was lifted from a book?

While accepting her Best Actor Filmfare Award for Piku earlier this year, Deepika got emotional as she shared a motivational letter written to her by Prakash Padukone years ago.


"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 an excerpt from the letter.

"If you succeeded it would have made us proud but even if you didn't you would not have any regrets that you didn't try.." she continued.

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The Bajirao Mastani actor also took to Facebook to post the entire letter with her childhood pictures.

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Millions of fans across the world who used thousands of tissue boxes wiping their endless tears would be disappointed to know that the letter was actually a part of author Sudha Menon's book Legacy: Letters from Eminent Parents to Their Daughters, reports Times of India.

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However, there wasn't even a slight mention that the letter was drafted by Menon when it made headlines.

Dear Deepika, it's time to give the due credit!



Farwa | 8 years ago | Reply Can't even let her have her moment. Idiots.
ally | 8 years ago | Reply this fake woman can do anything to look nice in public. I am not surprise
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