Deepika has an angry answer for people who called her Priyanka

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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 doing the rounds on social media, from a few months ago, has a foreign paparazzo constantly referring to Deepika as “Priyanka, Priyanka” while she made her way out of an airport in the US.

Deepika, who made her Hollywood debut with the Vin Diesel starrer xXx: Return of Xander Cage earlier this year, has strong views about facing this ‘identity crisis’ and about how the Indian media needs to deal with it maturely.

In an interview to IANS over phone from Mumbai, Padukone said, “To me it’s racist and ignorant. And as a fellow Indian, you (the media) should also not be very happy about. I think just because people have similar skin tones, it doesn’t mean they are the same.