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Deepika Padukone's maternal grandfather passes away


The actress and the family grieved in private. Padukone will take a break from Padmavati shooting.

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Deepika Padukone was left bereaved after her maternal grandfather Jayant Karkal passed away on 30 January. Karkal was 95. The actress and her family mourned in private with barely anyone knowing about the death.

Deepika’s mother Ujjala hails from Mumbai, and her grandfather used to live in South Mumbai. Padukone is said to have been close to her maternal grandfather. The actress had even tweeted about celebrating the New Year and her grandfather’s 95th birthday on 1 January 2017.

The actress is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and is expected to take a few days off from work in order to spend time with her family.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family.