Deepika Padukone's Parents, Prakash And Ujjala Are Cousins, Netizens Poke Fun At Their Marriage

The big revelation that Deepika Padukone's parents, Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone, are cousins has left the internet divided. While some are not so surprised, some are pissed!


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Deepika Padukone's Parents, Prakash And Ujjala Are Cousins, Netizens Poke Fun At Their Marriage

The stunning diva, Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly right up there with some of the biggest actors living in this country. The actress stunned everyone with her acting in her last film, Pathaan. From her boldness to her chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan, she simply aced her role. The film was a therapy for most cinema lovers as Deepika and Shah Rukh came together on the big screen after a long gap, as they were last seen nine years ago in Happy New Year.

On the professional front, Deepika Padukone is getting a lot of success and appreciation. The actress also has a lot of big-budget films in her kitty. Talking about her personal life, she is happily married to an exceptional actor, Ranveer Singh. Despite all the rumours about a possible rift in their marriage, they’re very much in love with each other. Time and again, Deepika and Ranveer grab headlines for their appearances at public events and award functions.

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Deepika Padukone's father, Prakash Padukone and her mother, Ujjala Padukone are cousins

The actress is currently in the headlines and surprisingly not for her films or married life with Ranveer Singh but instead because of her parents, Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone. Some time ago, in an interview with a media portal, Prakash Padukone, who is a former badminton player, opened up about his personal life and talked about his marriage with his wife, Ujjala Padukone. However, while he was talking about his marriage, Prakash revealed that he and Ujjala are second cousins. The iconic player, who was ranked World No.1 in 1980, was madly in love with Ujjala. He said:

"I got married to my second cousin Ujjala soon after and we moved to Copenhagen as I found a job there and lived there till 1986 when Deepika was born. I retired in 1989."

As soon as the interview made its way on the internet, a series of netizens took to their social media handles and started bashing the veteran couple. Some users even compared them to the famous television series, Game Of Thrones' fictional characters, Targaryens, who is famous for marrying their own siblings in order to keep their bloodline as pure as possible. Another user took a dig at Deepika’s parents and dropped a nasty comment and it can be read as:

"I don’t understand how this makes it any better. First cousin is still first cousin, or is there some science that I’m missing."

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However, there were some people, who raised their voices in favour of the veteran couple and shared how it is a common practice in India. One netizen even came forward and shared how it is a common practice in South India but also added that there are certain rules. An excerpt from the user’s comment can be read as:

"Its common in south india. On my side of things, we usually marry people of the same caste. Which basically means that in a way we marry our extended family as castes in south India are relatively very small in size."

What are your thoughts on Deepika Padukone’s parents marrying each other despite being second cousins? Let us know.

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