(L) Sonam Kapoor and (R) Deepika Padukone at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 (Pic Courtesy: Twitter/Facebook)

Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have hardly anything in common (apart from ahem…err.. having Ranbir Kapoor in their dating history) — they have their own identities, acting style, varied fashion sense, choice of films, etc. Then how could the foreign media mistake one for another. One may mistake Diana Penty for Deepika (they both do look similar from a distance), but Sonam and Deepika –  not really.

A red carpet photograph of Sonam Kapoor captioned incorrectly as ‘Deepika Padukone’ (Pic Courtesy: Twitter/gettyimages)

Just 2 days after Sonam Kapoor’s first red carpet appearance at the Festival De Cannes 2017, globally renowned American Photo Agency that covers Cannes Festival every year (Getty Images), captioned Sonam Kapoor’s name as ‘Indian actress Deepika Padukone arrives for the film ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 21, 2017′. Now, this stupid blunder by the agency (that once captioned Minissha Lamba as Aishwarya Rai many years ago at Cannes), was not only noticed but even made fun of, on the social media.

Tweets making fun of the error

“Poor Sonam, after all the effort put in for dressing up, media gives credit to Deepika,” said one tweet that turned viral stuff on the net. Jokes apart, the question is as to – When will the foreign media begin to understand the importance of clearly distinguishing between two renowned actors. After all, this is neither the first red carpet appearance of Deepika nor of Sonam. Then why is it taking them years and years to recognize only a handful of our Indian actors on the red carpet?

When Deepika Padukone was mistaken for Priyanka Chopra (PIc Courtesy: Facebook)

Not so long ago, Deepika Padukone was mistaken for Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media. Deepika even tagged their ignorance as ‘racism’. It’s high time, we make the right noise about their blunders.


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