Priyanka Chopra’s assistant dies while she performed at film awards in Vancouver

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Priyanka Chopra performs at the Times of India Film Awards ceremony in Vancouver, B.C. on April 6, 2013. IANS

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is trying to retrieve the body of her assistant who died while she was in Vancouver for the Times of India Film Awards.

Chopra was named best actress for her performance as Jhilmil, an autistic girl in “Barfi!”

But a sad tale involving a member of her entourage was unfolding while she was in Vancouver, the Hindustan Times reported.

The news outlet explained that Chopra was on tour in the U.S. before coming to Vancouver for the April 6 gala.

However, once the U.S. leg of the tour was over and while the rest of Chopra’s team moved to neighbouring Canada, one of its members, Jiban Patra, failed to get the required visa and stayed back in Los Angeles.

On  April 7, the 41-year-old Patra was found dead in his Beverly Hills hotel room. His corpse has been languishing at the mortuary ever since.

The Los Angeles Police Department, which is investigating the case, has registered a case of unnatural death and an initial inquest has pegged the immediate cause of death as a heart attack.

While the police department has issued a clearance for the body to be brought back to India, the process is caught in a so-called logistical muddle.

Apparently the obstacle being faced is the transporting of the body, which is pegged at a cost of approximately $15,000.

Sources state that Priyanka’s representatives are in contact with the Indian Embassy to try and work out a solution.

Patra, who hails from Orissa, leaves behind a wife and two children in Mumbai.

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