Deepika Padukone has established herself as an inspiration for many. When she read out a letter written by her father Prakash Padukone after she received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in Piku, she set out an example for all girls who wished to follow their dreams. The heartfelt letter, which had moved many to tears, has now become a part of a school textbook. A Twitter user brought this to Deepika’s notice, to which the actress replied with amusement.
The letter, penned by Mr. Padukone, highlighted how Deepika’s parents initially resented her choice to take up modeling. But he later became proud of her when she paved her path and went on to become one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood.
“Deepika, I have learned that you can’t always win in life, that everything you want might not come your way. That events don’t always turn out as you want them to. To win some, you have to lose some. You have to learn to take life’s ups and downs in your stride. The amount of effort that I put in my game never varied from the first day till my retirement. Even during my toughest times, I focused on what I had, instead of dwelling on what I did not. I had the ability to make the best of the worst circumstances and remain steadfast to my goal. Remember how I constantly tell you both about the importance of making your way up in the world without waiting for your parents to pull strings? I believe it is best for children to work hard to make their dreams come true and to not have things handed to them on a platter,” a section of the letter read.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 7, 2017
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This letter is not only meant for Deepika, but contains lessons for everybody. The ace badminton player stresses on working hard to make dreams come true. Here is the complete letter:
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The letter seems to have been included in the comprehensive reading section. Not only will the students have to read the inspirational letter, but also answer questions at the end inferred from the letter.
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