News is that the Barfi! actor’s co-star and good friend is helping her bring back her late assistant’s body from LA
Priyanka Chopra’s assistant, Jiban Patra who had accompanied her to the US, was found dead last week in LA. Jiban could not get a Canadian visa and had to stay back in a Los Angeles hotel, where he was found dead on April 7. The LA police investigating the case have said that Mr Patra suffered a heart attack.
After a newspaper report highlighted that Mr Patra’s body was still in the US because of the huge costs involved in bringing it back to India, Priyanka and her office staff said that they are making all the necessary arrangements and trying everything in their capacity to help the family. Today, we hear that PeeCee has turned to her friend and co-star of Pyaar Impossible – Uday Chopra for help. It’s learnt that the Yash Raj Films’ younger scion known to spend most of his time in Los Angeles has decided to help Piggy Chops get out of the mess. As per today’s report, Uday has assured Priyanka that he will look into the matter. Not only this, the Dhoom: 2 actor’s LA based lawyer – Arnold Peter who handles cases related to the entertainment industry in LA has already swung into action.
Meanwhile, Priyanka’s manager Natasha Pal has assured the media that Jiban’s remains will be brought back to Mumbai this week. She also added that the financial commitments for the repatriation of the body have been fulfilled by Priyanka. “Priyanka has spoken to the family of the deceased as well,” she said while talking to a newspaper.
We appreciate Uday Chopra’s kind gesture for his friend. Someone rightly said – A friend in need is a friend indeed!