Road named after Priyanka Chopra’s father amidst controversy!

Wed, June 11, 2014 2:40pm IST by
Road named after Priyanka Chopra’s father amidst controversy!
Yogen Shah

The Exotic babe took time off her busy schedule for her late father Dr Ashok Chopra’s first death anniversary

Priyanka Chopra left the cast and crew of her film Dil Dhadakne Do back in Europe and came to Mumbai to be a part of the event that commemorated her father’s death anniversary by naming a road in Mumbai’s Yari road after her late father. But, looks like this move has irked the locals in the locality. According to reports, residents around the actor’s area were miffed when they learnt that the road was revamped and a stage was constructed there after permissible time limit (10pm). Not just that, there were complaints the event caused major parking concerns, some of their vehicles were even towed away. A tabloid report suggested that a social worker felt that PC’s dad, a philanthropist who lost his battle to cancer last year wasn’t as deserving as a freedom fighter.

Priyanka was happy that her father was being honoured and said, “I don’t have words to describe anything. It’s a moment of pride for my family. 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?”

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  • aisha

    She should take it upon herself to apologise for the disturbance it caused, that would be the honourable thing to do. However , this idea that freedom fighters deserve it more is bull, what where all the pple complaining now doing all these while, have they ever pressured their representatives in government to honour those pple they feel deserve such recognition b4 now?, i hate it when pple become hypocritical , sure there r many roads in that area or Mumbai that can be named after those they feel deserve it more, even bigger ones.
    Not to be misunderstood , i feel freedom fighters deserve recognition honours and more but those who claim to care should push 4 the due recognition rather than waste their energy saying being pissed at his honour by saying others deserve it more. THEY SHOULD BE PRO ACTIVE NOT DESTRUCTIVE . I don’t see y all who deserve it shouldn’t get honoured, let a thousand flowers bloom. It I’ll be better 4 everyone .

  • aisha

    It’s clear to any one with an eye pc has alot of open and hidden enemies from the prakashe jaju’s to the aseem merchant’s and their likes, to those who claim she stole their husband(s), those who despise her cos of envy and those who hate her cos they do.
    Surely, she must have stepped on toes and she has her many flaws but those who target especially “covertly” through the media are nothing but mere cowards.
    Most pple have enemies but pc’s r overwhelming. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s her I’ll wishers who r actually responsible 4 insinuating her that her father doesn’t deserve this honour, i don’t know him and don’t know if he really deserves it or not but what i know is there r many roads in Mumbai. If those who claim to care 4 the right of due recognition of ” fallen heros” r truly passionate about honouring them, then they wound’t stop until they ensure that the fighters r duely honoured even after Dr Chopras memorial event is over, but they wouldn’t do that would they?, cos that’s not what all this bitterness is really about.