Is Deepika Padukone copying Priyanka Chopra and falling flat yet again?
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, the famous Kashibai and Mastani from BAJIRAO MASTANI, ruled Bollywood together, but things started changing as soon as former Miss World Priyanka Chopra became a global icon and started to make waves in the west with ‘Quantico’ and hosting prestigious awards.DEEPIKA PADUKONE AND PRIYANKA CHOPRA
However, the rivalry between Deepika and Priyanka began when Piggy Chops announced her film BAYWATCH, soon after Deepika Padukone took on to social media announcing her debut Hollywood venture XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE.
While that may have turned out a mere coincidence, but it later grew increasingly evident that Deepika Padukone was following Priyanka Chopra's every footstep.
As far as Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut is concerned, she is undoubtedly lagging far behind Priyanka Chopra.
The producers of BAYWATCH have strategically made Priyanka a huge part of the campaign and saved the best for last, as they recently released a separate picture of the film's villian - Victoria Leeds aka Priyanka Chopra, while Deepika Padukone was clubbed with three girls . This leaves everyone wondering why an actress at the top of her game, would choose to make her Hollywood debut with a film like XXX and now even more so after the action entertainer failed to set the cash registers ringing in at the box office.
The ‘Desi’ girl became the darling of the West and went on to grace over 15 of the biggest international fashion magazine covers, while Deepika may be celebrated here in India, she only managed to make it to two international fashion magazines.
Priyanka Chopra was celebrated on every prime time American talk show and Deepika was also rumoured to push her team to ensure a visit on all those shows. While Priyanka Chopra became the first Indian actress to appear on the Ellen Degeneres show, Deepika later went on to The Ellen Degeneres Show just a few weeks after Priyanka appeared on it.
It also goes without saying that Deepika is one step behind Priyanka, especially when it comes to fashion and even failed to make a mark when she sported an off-white, knee length dress with elbow sleeves, which ironically was very similar to the white dress Priyanka wore on the show.
If that was not enough, Deepika wore a very similar glittery golden dress at the promo event of XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE just a few days after Priyanka wore her sequined golden dress at the Golden Globe awards. Was it a sheer coincidence that both dresses boasted of a sensual neckline and were floor length?
It was quite an embarrassing moment when Deepika Padukone was identified as a ‘leggy brunette’ by a UK tabloid and later even referred to as 'Priyanka Chopra' by a Hollywood YouTube channel. On the other hand Priyanka went on to make the nation proud and was a presenter at the Oscars, the Emmy's and the Golden Globes and two time winner of the People’s Choice Awards.
Deepika Padukone may have arrived in Hollywood, but going by popular demand it seems as if only Priyanka Chopra has what it takes to stay!