Deepika Padukone, who has been mistaken for Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media in the US multiple times, says it’s racist and ignorant for people to assume that people with similar skin tones are the same.
A video making the rounds on social media shows a foreign paparazzi constantly referring to Deepika as “Priyanka, Priyanka” while she makes her way out of an airport in the US.
Deepika has strong views about facing this ‘identity crisis’ and about how the Indian media needs to deal with it maturely.
In an interview Dippy said, “To me it’s racist and ignorant. And as a fellow Indian, you (the media) should also be not very happy about.
She continued, "I think just because people have similar skin tones, doesn’t mean they are same people. As people in a place of power that the media has, instead of creating a tabloid piece of out it, people should be educating them further.”
After attending the famed fashion fiesta Met Gala 2017 in New York, Deepika is now looking forward to visiting the French Riviera.
She will attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 17-18 as a brand ambassador for cosmetic giant L’Oreal Paris. Talking about the same she said, “I am very very excited. I am looking forward to the entire experience of being there and taking it all in”.
“I would happily forget that experience maybe, and start afresh,” quipped Deepika, who doesn’t wish to reveal her two looks for the Cannes red carpet appearance just as yet.
Earlier this week, she stepped out in a white Tommy Hilfiger gown for the Met Gala in a look which didn’t find much appreciation by the international foreign police. But Deepika is not bothered — she says being on the red carpet is all about having fun.