Deepika Padukone found a brother this rakhi. And he is...

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 08:25 IST
Deepika Padukone lives alone in Mumbai. Her parents and sister live in Bangalore.

Deepika Padukone may not have a brother of her own, but this Raksha Bandhan, she decided to make her bodyguard, Jalal, her ‘rakhi brother’.

“Jalal is the one who looks after her wherever she goes. He works round the clock. He is her shadow. So, she decided to tie him a rakhi,” says an insider.

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Apparently, the actor makes it a point to acknowledge the hard work that he puts into ensuring her safety. “There have been times when Jalal has gone out of his way to avoid any mishap,” adds the source.

Jalal, who has been working with the actor for two years, is called Deepika’s ‘one-man army’ by her team members. “Deepika thought this was the best day to show him that she understands the efforts he puts into protecting her,” says the source.

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The actor also considers Jalal her family, since she doesn’t live with her parents (Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone live in Bangalore with her younger sister Anisha Padukone). “Since he has worked with her for a long time, the two share a good rapport,” says the insider.

We tried contacting the Bollywood star, but she remained unavailable for a comment.

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