No wonder Priyanka Chopra has cemented her position as one of the most popular celebrities not only in Bollywood but also on the international platform. PeeCee as she is also popularly known as, turned 32 today. Born on July 18, 1982, this actor cum singer truly remains to be the epitome of all the individuals coming from small towns and making it big!
Being a part of the glamour world since an early age of 17 (she was crowned Miss World 2000) has not been an easy ride for Priyanaka Chopra. In her fourteen years long career in the sparkling glamour world, Priyanka hit several lows of her life and overcame them. We take a look at some of them:
Death of her father Dr. Dr. Ashok Chopra after a long battle with cancer
Priyanka Chopra was her ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ and his passing away was a major blow to her. Known to be closest to her father, she was completely broken as her father Dr. Ashok Chopra breathed his last after long fight with cancer in 2013. He was suffering from cancer since 2008. She tried everything possible for her father’s recovery but to no avail. It was only courageous of Priyanka to stand up strongly after her biggest loss as she reported to the sets of Mary Kom just few days after the sad demise of her father. Priyanaka Chopra had also named a road after him, the Lt Col Ashok Chopra Marg in Andheri.
Income Tax raids, finds ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor!
Probably one of the most low and embarrassing points of Priyanka’s life was the sudden IT raid that took place in 2011. Suspecting tax evasion, IT officials began with their raids early morning at 12 sites that included Priyanka Chopra and other B-town actress Katrina Kaif’s residence. But adding to the insult was the news of presence of Priyanka’s rumoured boyfriend Shahid Kapoor, also an actor in her house. Priyanka later admitted to him being present during the IT raid.
Altercation with ex-manager Prakash Jaju
Prakash Jaju, a small time finance broker became Priyanka Chopra’s manager during her initial days in Bollywood. But things turned sour between the two in 2003 when Priyanka ousted him causing unnecessary interference in her life. According to Prakash Raju, he signed an agreement with the actress where she would pay him ten per cent of her every film. In 2004, he filed a case against Priyanka demanding to clear outstanding dues. In 2008, Prakash Raju was arrested over sending obscene and threatening messages to the actor and was jailed for 67 days. Late Dr. Ashok Chopra lodged complaint against Priyanka’s former secretary for harassing her daughter and family.
‘Bhai Ko Attitude problem hai’
Have you wondered why the lovely pair of Salman Khanand Priyanka Chopra never showed up on screen despite giving hit like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi? They made adorable pair Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and God Tussi Great Ho. The reason for their fall-out was when Salman Khan offered Priyanka to do a cameo in his movie Main Aur Mrs. Khanna, which she refused to be a part of. This obviously did not go down well with the Dabangg Khan. But looks like the two actors have let bygones be bygones.
Priyanka Chopra has definitely been a tough girl throughout her life and we wish her a very happy birthday!