Realised importance of family after dad death: Dia

Mumbai: Actress Dia Mirza on Friday said the day she lost her father, she realised the importance of family and parents.

"When I lost my father that was the day I realised the importance of family and parents. I realised how important it is to express our love and care to our parents," Dia told reporters here at P & G `Thank You Mom` initiative.

It was during her International beauty pageant, Dia missed the presence of her parents despite the love and attention showered on her there. Dia says she had always been a good girl. "I have never let down my mother and would never do so in future," Dia said.

Actress Prachi Desai owes her success to her mother. "Mother means the world to me. I think whatever I am today it is all due to her. I started working at a very young age, 17 years…i could have been on the wrong path…but it was my mother who stood by my side…she has always been helpful," Prachi said.

Prachi says she misses her mother a lot, whenever she goes on vacation with her friends or sister. Prachi is very excited about her two forthcoming projects Rohit Shetty`s `Bol Bachchan` alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn. Her next film is `I, Me Aur Myself` opposite John Abraham. Both the films are slated to release in July.