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Here's what Prakash Padukone has to say about Deepika-Ranveer's marriage


The former ace badminton player says he’s given his daughter the freedom to decide what she wants to do.

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Mayur Lookhar

Will she marry Ranveer Singh? Have Ranveer and Deepika Padukone called it quits? Was Deepika sporting an engagement ring at a bash? The gossip mills have been consistently speculating and churning out snippets regarding star couple Singh and Deepika. 

However, for a change it is not Deepika or Singh rubbishing the various rumours. Deepika's dad and former ace badminton player Prakash Padukone stepped up to comment on the rumours. 

Senior Padukone usually keeps a low profile. His comments came as a surprise as Prakash is rarely seen at Deepika's film premieres or commenting on her career. 

“They are adults and know what they are doing. As a father, I have given Deepika the freedom to take her own decisions. Even in this case, she is free to decide whatever she wants to do,” Prakash told Mid-day newspaper.

The Deepika-Ranveer engagement rumours were fanned by the fact that the couple arrived together at a party hosted by businessman Mukesh Ambani and Deepika was snapped wearing a ring.