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Cannes 2017: International media mistakes Sonam Kapoor for Deepika Padukone

At the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, actor Sonam Kapoor has been called Deepika Padukone by an American photo agency.

world cinema Updated: May 26, 2017 14:16 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Sonam Kapoor,Deepika Padukone,Cannes Film Festival
Sonam Kapoor’s different looks from the Cannes Film Festival has been much appreciated.(Yogen Shah/HT)

Western photo agencies almost always seem to mix up Indian actresses. This time around it is actor Sonam Kapoor who has been mistaken for Deepika Padukone at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 by an American photo agency. Incidentally, both Sonam and Deepika are attending the fest this year.

Sharing a photo of the Bollywood actor, the American stock photo agency captioned it, “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.” However, the Neerja (2016) actor is yet to react to the goof up.

This is not the first time for Sonam. Earlier in 2011, she was tagged as an unidentified guest by a popular International news wire service. This happened when at the screening of the film, The Artist.

Sonam, meanwhile, is turning heads with her looks at the festival. Her official Instagram page is filled with her glamour clicks wearing Nor Black Nor White, Elie Saab, Anamika Khanna and Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

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A similar incident happened with Deepika too at this year’s Met Gala fashion event. The international media mistook her for actor Priyanka Chopra, who was also present at the event. It didn’t go down well with Deepika and she was quoted as saying that more than getting offended by the mistake she found it to be racist in the context that people having the same skin colour aren’t the same.

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First Published: May 23, 2017 18:15 IST