But on the night of July 16 when her parents threw a small pre-birthday party at home for her and her close friends, Priyanka for the first time cried openly.
It was not the well-organized party where her mother cooked her favourite Punjabi dishes (and her new diet be damned). It was the gift that her parents bought her, a 6-carat diamond ring, which made Priyanka bawl like a baby.
Says a close friend who was at the get-together, “The minute she saw the gift, Priyanka burst into tears. We were shocked because we had never seen her like that”.
Apparently, Priyanka proudly wore the ring to her beachside 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.
Says PC’s close friend, “It was his 21st birthday and very special one. 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”.
- Sampurn Wire