Watch: Deepika Padukone brings everyone to tears


Bollywood actress Pikua-padukone/' title='Deepika Padukone' class='article_display_tag' data-id='deepika-padukone' id='article_tag_data_deepika-padukone' style='display: inline-block;'>Deepika Padukone is on a career high. After three back-to-back hits in 2015, the actress has taken the big leap to Hollywood and is shooting for ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’ with action star Vin Diesel.

Deepika bagged the coveted Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in ‘Piku’ at the recently held awards function. She brought tears to the eyes of audience with her heart-warming speech.

As the movie ‘Piku’ was about father-daughter relationship, Deepika found it apt to read out a letter written by her father Prakash Padukone to her and her sister a couple of years ago.

The letter started off her father, a well-known badminton player, speaking about his struggling days in Bangalore. "There is no substitute for perseverance, hard work, determination and passion for what you do. If you love what you do, nothing else matters, neither awards, ironic I say that here, nor compensation, not even the gratification of seeing your face in newspapers and television," she read.

Her father also spoke about his apprehension when Deepika shared her desire to take up a career in modelling in a big city like Mumbai. "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."

"When you are visiting home Deepika, you make your own bed, clean the table after meals and sleep on the floor when there are guests at home. If you occasionally wonder why we refuse to treat you like a star it's because you are our daughter first and a film star later. The camera that follows you everywhere and the arc-lights will eventually fade. What will remain is the real world," the letter further said.

Watch the video of the moving speech here: