Deepika Padukone is on a roll. It came as no surprise when she was given the Best Actress Award at the 61st Filmfare Awards.
This win comes as a reaffirmation. Two stellar performances in 2015 — ‘Piku’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, both firmly restated Deepika’s stand in the industry.
Deepika won the award for her performance in ‘Piku’ and made a beautiful gratitude speech to her Dad, Prakash Padukone. As her acceptance speech, Deepika read out an old letter from her dad, which said
If you love what you do, nothing else matters, not even awards. Follow your heart and live your dream. You are our daughter and then an actress.
In recent interviews, Deepika has come out of her shell and talked about her personal as well as professional struggles. She has always said that she owes her happiness to her support system, her family. When she was announced the winner, Deepika gave her dad a warm hug which left the audience overwhelmed.