Cannes 2017: Sonam Kapoor mistaken for Deepika Padukone by foreign media. When will this ever end?


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Updated: May 23, 2017 5:07 pm

Cannes 2017: Foreign media mistook Sonam Kapoor for Deepika Padukone. A popular American stock photo agency mistook Sonam Kapoor for Deepika Padukone. “It’s not just me who should be offended but each one of you should also be offended because it’s not just ignorance but also racism. pic.twitter.com/TxOCo2xa48
— Vani (@RandomMusings98) May 22, 2017
Deepika in strong words cited the incident as ‘racism’. The incident happened before Deepika and Priyanka’s Met Gala appearance. “I did see that (video) and you know that’s just ignorance and it’s not right. Let’s try and tell us apart. I guess I’m the most popular brown face that everyone has known. While Sonam Kapoor’s Cannes 2017 appearance in a rose pink Elie Saab gown was winning laurels in India, someone just spoiled all her efforts. You can call it a blunder, arrogance or just plain ignorance. After all the effort put in dressing up, media gives credit to Deepika. It wrote, “Indian actress Deepika Padukone arrives for the film The Meyerowitz Stories in competition at the 70th Annual International Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 21, 2017.” Clearly, this is not the first time that international media has made such a goof-up. A few weeks back, Deepika Padukone was mistaken for Priyanka Chopra and it certainly didn’t go down well with Deepika. Instead of encouraging it, you should be educating them,” Deepika said during a press conference before leaving for Cannes. Also Read: Neerja producer Atul Kasbekar rejects Bhanot family claims: ‘They now want studio’s profits’
It wasn’t just Deepika but also Priyanka who criticised foreign media for its ignorance. That was not right and it’s not fair, she is a massive star from India,” Priyanka told a leading website. Poor Sonam. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Don’t mistake it. Every brown girl does not look the same. Deepika was also referred as ‘Priyanka’ on a few occasions during promotions of her Hollywood debut, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. A video had surfaced online that showed people were greeting Deepika Padukone as “Hello Priyanka”. Two people of similar colour are not the same people. So, you as fellow Indians should be calling them out and educating them.