Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, on her father’s first death anniversary, announced that a street has been named after her late father as “Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg”.
The anniversary was held on June 10 and was also attended by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
During the inauguration of the street, Priyanka said; “I don’t have words to describe anything. It’s a moment of pride for my family.”
Dr. Ashok Chopra died of cancer last year. He was extremely close to his daughter Priyanka.
“It means a lot to me. My dad was someone who has touched many hearts through his work. Today, seeing this road named after him, people ask that just because he is Priyanka Chopra’s father…is this road being named after him?’ No, it’s not that,” Priyanka added.
“I’m here today because I’m Ashok Chopra’s daughter. This road is being named after him because his community that he worked with…his friends, his family and all of you stood up and asked for it. So thank you very much on behalf of my father today,” the 31-year-old said in a statement.
The actress recently appeared in Gunday with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor as leading lady.