The 49-year-old TV host was part of The New Yorker magazine’s celebrity cartoon takeover issue and while she was being paid accolades by the publication, they accidentally mistook her for the Quantico actor.
However, it was the 49-year-old’s response to the gaffe that is winning the internet as she shared a screenshot of the slip-up on her Instagram and put a strong message across in a light-hearted tone.
Thank you to the illustrious “@nydailynews” for the shoutout,” she said, adding: “I know to some we all look alike, but,” throwing in a shrug emoji with the hashtags: “#desilife #justindianthings.”
The picture shows a black-and-white portrait of Padma, with Priyanka’s Instagram account tagged on it. The original post appears to have been removed.
The post got several shocked reactions from celebrities. “Oh no,” wrote actor Natalie Portman in the comments.
In an interview to The Times of India, Padma had said that even though she doesn’t know Priyanka very well, she is happy for her success. “I had lunch with Priyanka once years ago.
She is lovely; we both also share the same stylist,” she said. “I am so excited to see Priyanka on my TV. In many ways, she has gotten much further than I did and I am so happy for her.”
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