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It’s racism and ignorance: Deepika on being addressed as Priyanka

It’s racism and ignorance: Deepika on being  addressed as Priyanka
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Actress 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.

Actress 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 shows a foreign paparazzo constantly referring to Deepika as "Priyanka, Priyanka" while she makes 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 on facing this 'identity crisis' and about how the Indian media needs to deal with it maturely.

"To me it's racist and ignorant. And as a fellow Indian, the media should also be not very happy about. I think just because people have similar skin tones, doesn't mean they are same people. As people in a place of power that the media has, instead of creating a tabloid piece of out it, people should be educating them further,” said Deepika.

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