US paps must think all Asian celebrities look the same as they seem to be making a habit of confusing Deepika Padukone for Priyanka Chopra.
It was not long ago that a video went viral of Deepika showing her exiting Los Angeles airport to shouts of “Priyanka, Priyanka” by the US paparazzi.
During a recent interview in Mumbai Deepika expressed her annoyance at the constant confusion saying it was ‘offensive, ignorant and racist.’
“It’s not just about me being offended. It’s you all in this room who should be offended. It’s not just ignorance, it’s also racist,” Deepika Padukone said. She was speaking at an event for L’Oreal, on behalf of whom she will attend the Cannes Film Festival this year.
“Two people of similar colour are not the same people. So, you as fellow Indians should actually be calling them out and educating them instead of encouraging it,” Deepika said. “Ignorance is ignorance. I feel bad for them,” she added.
Priyanka too has previously spoken of this, “I guess I’m the most popular brown face that everyone has known. Every brown girl does not look the same. Don’t mistake it. Let’s try and tell us apart. That was not right and it’s not fair. She’s a massive star from India,” she told the media a few months back.