Sonam Kapoor gets mistaken as Deepika Padukone by foreign media at Cannes 2017

After confusing Deepika Padukone with Priyanka Chopra several times in the past, now a foreign news agency has mistaken Sonam Kapoor as Deepika Padukone.

While posting Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet picture from Cannes, the popular photo stock agency 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.”

Sonam was walking the red carpet for her annual appearance as the brand ambassador of a make-up brand, the same brand that’s also endorsed by Deepika.

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Well, this is not the first time that international media has made such a goof-up. Earlier, Deepika Padukone was mistaken for Priyanka Chopra and it certainly didn’t go down well with Deepika.

Deepika in strong words cited the incident as ‘racism’. “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. Two people of similar colour are not the same people. So, you as fellow Indians should be calling them out and educating them. Instead of encouraging it, you should be educating them.”

It wasn’t just Deepika but also Priyanka who criticised foreign media for its ignorance. “I did see that (video) 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 is a massive star from India,” Priyanka told a leading website.

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