Actress Deepika Padukone, who has been picking up several awards for her performance in "Piku," has also been accepting awards on behalf of her "Bajirao Mastani" co-star and friend Priyanka Chopra, who is bagging several awards in the Best Supporting Actor (Female) category for her Kashibai performance. 

Priyanka, who is away in Montreal, Canada, shooting for her TV show "Quantico" has been unable to attend the award ceremonies that have kicked off the New Year back home. 

Deepika, who was also abroad recently (in regards to her Hollywood project "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage"), took time off to fly back to India to attend the Britannia Filmfare Awards 2016. While there, she also accepted the award on behalf of Priyanka. What left everyone wondering was why Priyanka's sister Parineeti, who was present at the award show, did not go up on stage to accept her sister's award.

Last week too, at the Star Screen Awards, Deepika went up on stage to receive Priyanka's award and thanked everyone on her behalf. Priyanka and Deepika have been friends for many years now, and its lovely to see one top actress accept award on the other's behalf, isn't it?

Deepika herself gave a heartwarming speech after winning the Best Actor in a Leading Role award. She read out an old letter from her father and dedicated the award to her parents.

Deepika and Priyanka are now slated to begin shooting their respective Hollywood projects, and we are sure Bollywood is going to miss these two talented top stars for major part of 2016.  

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