Whether we choose to sweep it under the red carpet or not, the Priyanka Chopra-Deepika Padukone rivalry is a resonant reality, and it just got bigger at the Cannes film festival where Deepika with her multiple costume changes clearly stole the thunder.At least for a while.
However Priyanka, not one to be upstaged easily, saved the best for the last, Just when all eyes were on Deepika’s flamboyant sartorial exrtravangance Chopra dropped her husband Nick Jonas on the Cannes media.
A source from Cannes says the ‘husband’ factor worked in Priyanka’s favour.
“She clearly knows how to get attention. The minute Mr Jonas joined her, Priyanka’s equity at Cannes shot up skyhigh,” says the source.
Deepika on the other hand had left her husband Ranveer behind in Mumbai.
“Not that it would have amounted to an advancement in Deepika’s visibility and attention. You must understand that both Priyanka and Nick are international celebrities. Together they make a formidable brand wherever they go. They made full use of the Cannes platform to ensure they were noticed,” says the source.
Deepika, on the other hand, happily returned to Mumbai to join her husband. We can expect Ranveer Singh to be by her side at Cannes next year when Deepika’s Chhapaak is likely to make a splash.
Try beating that one, Priyanka