Normally Priyanka Chopra, who just turned 28, is not the kind of girl who displays emotions, not even in front of her own family. But when her parents threw a small pre-birthday party for her, she for the first time cried openly.
It was not the well-organised party where her mother cooked her favourite Punjabi food that made Priyanka emotional. It was the gift that her parents bought her, a six-carat diamond ring, which made Priyanka bawl like a baby on July 16.
"The minute she saw the gift, Priyanka burst into tears. We were shocked because we had never seen her like that," says a close friend who was at the get-together.
Apparently Priyanka, whose birthday was July 18, proudly wore the ring to her beach side holiday although her parents warned her she might drop it in the water.
Priyanka's brother Siddharth, who celebrates his birthday a week before his sister, kept teasing her about hiding the ring before she left.Incidentally, Priyanka had arranged a surprise birthday party at China House at the Grand Hyatt for her brother.
"It was his 21st birthday and very special. Priyanka looked into every detail personally although she was shooting for Saat Khoon Maaf. Siddharth, who has just returned from a year-long course on the culinary arts from Switzerland, cooked Priyanka's favourite pasta for her birthday," said the friend.