Deepika Padukone mistaken for Priyanka Chopra at LA airport


Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are among the latest Bollywood exports to Hollywood, and inevitably, the Indian media keeps drawing comparisons between the two actresses. However, American paparazzi seems to be still confused in identifying them.

A video has surfaced online in which Deepika is seen exiting the Los Angeles airport and media personnel and shutterbugs greeting her as Priyanka. They are heard saying, ‘Hello Priyanka, welcome back’. But the ‘Chennai Express’ actress handled the situation well and elegantly ignored them and continued to walk towards her car, escorted by her personal security.  

The incident apparently happened ahead of the pre-Oscar party which Deepika also attended. She also attended the Oscar after-party, but gave a miss to the main event, which Priyanka attended for the second time in a row.

This isn’t the first time that Deepika was mistaken for Priyanka by the American media. The actress was addressed as Priyanka during the promotions of her Hollywood debut flick ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’. Deepika worked opposite action star Vin Diesel for her maiden Hollywood venture, and is often spotted hobnobbing with international celebrities at various dos.

Deepika has already bagged another international project starring Chinese actor Deng Chao, who has starred in films like ‘The Mermaid’ and ‘Devil and Angel’. It is an Indo-Chinese movie to be directed by Siddharth Anand. In Bollywood, she will be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

On the other hand, Priyanka ventured in the West with her television drama ‘Quantico’. She will make her Hollywood debut with ‘Baywatch’ starring Dwayne Johnson. The movie is slated to hit screens on May 26. Last seen in Bollywood film ‘Jai Gangaajal’, Priyanka had late last year announced about signing a few Bollywood films this year.