Indian origin supermodel Padma Lakshmi was mistakenly tagged as Priyanka Chopra in a post by a New York magazine, and she had a witty yet fitting response to address it.
Padma appeared at the cover of New Yorker's celebrity cartoon takeover issue. The post carrying her portrait on the official Instagram account of the magazine was tagged to Priyanka Chopra.
Padma took a screenshot of the post and shared it on her Instagram handle, writing: "Thank you to the illustrious "@nydailynews" for the shoutout. I know to some we all look alike, but... #desilife #JustIndianThings."
The picture shows a black-and-white portrait of Padma with Priyanka's Instagram account handle tagged on it. The post on the New Yorker handle appears to have been removed.
Padma's post got several reactions from celebrities.
"Oh no," wrote actress Natalie Portman, while one user said: "This is the equivalent of tagging Christina Aguilera in a photo of Britney Spears."
In an interview to IANS in the past, Padma had expressed her happiness about Indians finding a place in the West.
"I am very happy to see many more Indian faces on TV and in the arts and in publishing... It was hard to be an immigrant in the 1970s and 1980s. I am lucky that I managed to somehow find a place for myself. It is not like that I had a grand plan. There was no guarantee that I would be successful," she said while reflecting back on her journey.
Both the celebs however one point apart from being born in India. Both Priyanka and Padma Lakshmi are brand ambassador of United Nations projects. Padma was appointed by the United Nationa Development Programme (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency’s fight against inequality and discrimination around the world in march 2019 whil Priyank is UNiCEF’s Goodwill Ambassord for some years now.