Priyanka Chopra SLAMMED the western media for not being able to differentiate between Deepika Padukone and her in an EXCLUSIVE interview with BollywoodLife.
We caught up with Priyanka Chopra in Mumbai recently, before she went to the Met Gala and got everyone talking with her bold fashion outing. The actress has a found a new home in the US and was in Mumbai just for a few days. Priyanka was to promote her upcoming film with Dwayne Johnson, Baywatch. Priyanka talked about success, Hollywood and even The Rock, but it was her remark about Deepika Padukone’s identity crisis in the west that bowled us over. Ever so humble Priyanka admitted that she had watched videos of paparazzi confusing Deepika for her. In her inimitable style she quipped, “That’s not fair and it’s not right.”
When we quizzed the actress about Deepika being mistaken for her by the western media, she said, “I did see that and you know that’s just ignorance and it’s not right. 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.”
Having said that, the Quantico babe also added, “But it’s also, like I understand I guess. When I went to America for the first time, at least Deepika‘s had a film (xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage). When I went to America for the first time I would walk into the room and introduce myself. I don’t expect people to know me either, because it’s a different country. Just because I’m a popular star in India doesn’t mean the whole world has to knows me. Just because I’m a Bollywood actor doesn’t mean people who do not watch Hindi movies have to know me. I’m not entitled like that. I guess that is another aspect of this.”
Things obviously are different today, not only does the west love Priyanka and her fashion outings, they are in awe of our desi girl. The actress has managed to make a mark in Hollywood that no other Bollywood actor/actress has managed to do in the past. When we further reminded the actress that she needs no introduction anymore she agreed and said, “I mean that was like before Quantico.”