Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has double reason to celebrate. On one hand her latest release Padmaavat is doing great business at the box office. Well, on the other hand, the actress father Prakash Padukone, who is a popular badminton player has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in a grand event in Delhi.
The event was attended by Prakash Padukone with his wife Ujala Padukone and daughters – Anisha and Deepika.
The Vice President of India presented the award to Prakash Padukone.
Badminton player PV Sindhu was also present at the event. She was all smiles as she met Deepika and her father.
Deepika Padukone looked extremely gorgeous in a peach colored silk saree. She was all smiles and beamed with pride.
The actress who is extremely close to her father got really emotional after her dad was bestowed with the award.
After winning the prestigious award, the Indian badminton legend, Prakash Padukone gave an inspirational acceptance speech. He said, “It is a privilege for me to receive this lifetime achievement award in its inaugural year. I played badminton at a time when not many knew what the sport was all about. I am glad to have played a small part in what game has achieved today. I played purely for the love of the game without expecting anything in return. And to see how much I can challenge myself despite there being no facilities. If appropriate systems are put in place India can be on par with other leading badminton nations of the world. However, if we do not achieve this, it will not be due to lack of talent in the country.”
On the work front, Deepika Padukone will soon begin shooting for her film with Vishal Bhardwaj.