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Deepika Padukone takes time off Padmavati shoot for cousin’s wedding

Deepika Padukone attends the marriage function in her home town, Bangalore; also performs at one of the functions.

bollywood Updated: May 14, 2017 19:50 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Deepika Padukone is currently busy shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

Deepika Padukone has, of late, been busy shooting for her next film, Padmavati. However, that didn’t stop the actor from taking time off to attend her cousin’s wedding in Bangalore.

“Deepika and her cousin have been very close since childhood. She was happy that she could be there in time to attend all the ceremonies right from the start. She didn’t want to miss out on her cousin’s special day,” says a source.

It’s believed that Deepika also came up with an impromptu dance performance for one of the functions. “Deepika had it [a performance] on her mind, but she didn’t share it with anyone, as she wanted to surprise her cousin. Plus, she wanted to make things special for her cousin in her own way,” says the source.

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The wedding also turned out to be a get together of sorts for Deepika. “All of her close family was present at the wedding. So, it gave her an opportunity to catch up with everyone, including her cousins. Otherwise, her busy schedule doesn’t give her much time to meet her near and dear ones,” says the source.

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Deepika now lives in Mumbai, but she has always kept a tab on not just her immediate family (father Prakash Padukone, mother Ujjala Padukone and sister Anisha Padukone), but her other relatives as well. “Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure that she is present during all the big and special moments of the family,” the source says.

Recently, HT reported how Deepika got on to a WhatsApp group to stay connected with her family.

First Published: May 14, 2017 19:50 IST