Deepika Padukone mistaken for Priyanka Chopra yet again, this time by photographers in LA
Deepika Padukone, with her performance in xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Priyanka Chopra, who has been part of the lead cast of TV series Quantico and Baywatch, have left their impressions on Hollywood. But American media still continue to confuse these two actresses.
In a video that surfaced online, you can see Deepika Padukone arriving at the Los Angeles airport hounded by paparazzi who thought she was Priyanka Chopra. Padukone did not respond to them or look into the camera.
This is the second time that foreign media has confused Padukone for Chopra; at a promotional event for xXx: Return of Xander Cage too, she was addressed by her contemporary's name. Back home, these two actresses are considered competitors and often compared to each other.
In the past too, media persons have failed to recognise Deepika Padukone. She was spotted outside a Los Angeles eatery with tennis player Novak Djokovic and called his "female companion" by a tabloid.
In 2015, the year when Quantico was first aired, ABC used a video of Yukta Mookhey being crowned Miss World instead of Priyanka Chopra for a show called 'Nightline'. The show was quick to apologise and replace the video with the correct footage. Chopra took the goof-up sportingly, tweeting this in response:
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 29, 2015
At the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, no Bollywood actor other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was recognised. Sonam Kapoor was captioned "an unidentified guest", Minissha Lamba was referred to as Aishwarya and Mallika Sherawat was mistaken for actress Stephanie Sigman.