Deepika Padukone’s Recent Quote: A Dig at Priyanka Chopra?
After establishing herself in South cinema and Bollywood, Deepika Padukone ventured into Hollywood in 2017 with her role in Vin Diesel’s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.” Around the same time, Priyanka Chopra made her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch” a few months later. This marked a significant milestone for both actresses, but it also led to comparisons among fans and netizens regarding their careers on foreign shores.
A recent quote attributed to Deepika Padukone has stirred up controversy on Reddit, raising questions about whether it was a subtle dig at Priyanka Chopra. In the quote, Deepika expresses her global ambitions, stating, “I have global ambitions, but much of it is being beyond a movie star. There is a lot I want to do globally as an individual. I find it fascinating and strange at the same time to think that we were almost apologetic about who we are and where we came from. We have always overcompensated because of this. I don’t feel the need to move to another country or speak the way they speak in order to be accepted. Has the journey taken longer? Yes. But I sleep better knowing I am in my culture and I did it on my own terms.”
Is this supposed to be another dig at Priyanka?
The quote was posted on a microblogging site with the caption, “Is this supposed to be another dig at Priyanka?” This question has sparked a division of opinions on the internet.
One person commented, “PC is the only relevant Bollywood star in Hollywood right now, so subconsciously it seems to be a dig because the ‘move into another country’ and ‘speak the way they speak’ is so specific and direct, lol.”
Another individual added, “This is sad; PC has only ever had good things to say about her.”
While some expressed concern about pitting women against each other, others disagreed and defended Deepika against this assumption. One person argued, “Isme Priyanka beech mein kaha aagayi??? Just to garner hate for Deepika some here just assume things.”
Another supporter of Deepika’s perspective said, “I don’t really see it as a dig towards PC but more as ‘I want to do things on my own terms and not go through the same hurdles again in a brand new industry, especially Hollywood’.”
One commenter pointed out, “How is this a dig? If you look at her Time and Cannes interviews, she’s talked a lot about India having way more potential than the West gave it credit for. I think this part is in tandem with that.”
It’s worth mentioning that Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have shared a strong bond over the years. They worked together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” alongside Ranveer Singh and developed an instant camaraderie.