There is an old adage in the industry which claims that two actresses cannot be friends for too long. Sexist? Yes, absolutely it is. But well, it also comes true in many cases. Pitting two actresses against each other is certainly not a cool thing to do but Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s case makes one ponder. While they have done a super-hit film together and have also appeared on the controversial Koffee With Karan back in the day too but then there were reports about their fall out started doing rounds. There were reports of the two actresses treating each other as fierce competition. But they have time and again claimed there is no rivalry and DP even called PC her ‘friend’. In a leaked clip from her interview from Cannes press conference, she is at her diplomatic best as she is all praises for Priyanka without even taking her name.
This has upset PC’s fans and one of them wrote on social media, “Why is it hard to compliment your fellow co-star, in this case Priyanka Chopra and say it was a great working together etc etc .. instead of talking in parables .. this is why the media put women against each other.”
When asked about working with Priyanka she said at the press conference, “It is fun working with people, it is always fun collaborating with people; it’s fun collaborating with people who have the same vision for whatever it is you are trying to create.” Now isn’t this reply laced with diplomacy? Tell us if you don’t agree. Priyanka too reciprocates too responds to DP’s tactful advances with similar gusto and always congratulates her publicly on her achievements. Check out the interview and you will know what we are saying.