Deepika Padukone has always been pitted against her Bajirao Mastani co-star, Priyanka Chopra, ever since the two shared screen space in Ranveer Singh starrer. Coincidentally, both the actresses bagged their debut Hollywood films at the same time and this only increased the scope for comparisons between her and PeeCee over time. Priyanka was already an international icon all thanks to her success with Quantico. She has been making appearances in chat shows and all major award functions already. Baywatch just added to her existing prominence in the west.
But with Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage was her first stint in the international arena. She retained he Indian essence and accent in her debut film to make her role look more believable. However, the project failed to get much commercial returns in India and international markets much to everyone’s disappointment. Now all eyes are laid at Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch which is likely to release in the coming months. The constant comparisons between Priyanka and Deepika have been making headlines all the time. (ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh are you listening? Deepika Padukone just hinted that she is SINGLE again (watch video)
When Deepika was recently asked about being pitted against Priyanka Chopra and the Padmavati actress reveals that she fails to connect between these links. DNA quoted her saying, “At a personal level, I know Priyanka very well for any sort of comparisons. It feels weird on being compared to her because our worlds are totally distinct. What she wants to achieve and what she is working towards is different from what I am doing. Her demands and requirements are completely different from mine. These comparisons are so bizarre.”
Priyanka had debuted in Bollywood long before Deepika came in and hence the latter finds it unusual to be compared with a much senior actress. “I can still understand comparisons with Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma or Sonakshi Sinha or someone who entered the industry at the same time as I did, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around comparisons with Priyanka,” adds Deepika. (ALSO READ: CONFIRMED: Ranveer Singh’s ladylove Deepika Padukone is not attending Oscars 2017)
Well, pretty much sensible right!