New Delhi, It is usually the father who cheers his child on his/her achievements. But here was actress Priyanka Chopra, “a proud daughter”, who launched her father Ashok Chopra’s debut devotional music album “Haal Mureedan Da Kehna” Saturday night.
“My father has clapped, cheered and cried for me on my achievements and failures. But doing it for him today makes me really proud,” Priyanka said at the event.
The album, produced by Saregama India Ltd, has verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, sung by Ashok Chopra, a cosmetic surgeon in Mumbai.
“I am happy that with the blessings of everybody, I have been able to launch this album,” said Ashok Chopra.
The event was hosted by the Sun Foundation, a charitable institution headed by social worker Vikramjit S.Sawhney, who is the international president of the World Punjabi Association (WPO).
He initiated the launch of a “Save The Girl Child” campaign with Priyanka unveiling a special poster for it. The foundation has also made a two-minute documentary on the subject, which has a message delivered by the National award-winning actress.
“When I watched this documentary, I felt – ‘What if I was unwanted by my parents? I wouldn’t be here at all, my achievements would be nothing. I think it’s time people start having the belief that a girl can be as much successful if not more than a boy…A girl is as precious as any boy,” said Priyanka, who looked elegant in a baby pink anarkali suit.