Whether we choose to sweep it under the red carpet or not, the Priyanka Chopra-Deepika Padukone competition is something that spices up the entertainment pages. With near-similar trajectories of career and marriage (they both got married around the same time last year), it is always exciting to see who gets the better of who – in matters of fashion and films! The recent point of comparison is the Cannes Film Festival where both of them walked the red carpet. Deepika had been there before while it was the first time for PC. With her multiple costume changes, each more dramatic than the other, it seemed clearly stole the thunder from the rest. But then came Priyanka.
It seemed like Priyanka Chopra saved the best for the last. Just when all eyes were on Deepika’s flamboyant sartorial extravagance, Priyanka 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 shine on the red carpet. The minute Mr Jonas joined her, all eyes were on Priyanka,” says the source. PC’s fun antics like eating pizza on the balcony of her hotel while dressed in her finery, choosing a white wedding-gown like outfit to pout on the red carpet were all clear winners.
Deepika on the other hand had left her husband Ranveer behind in Mumbai. Had Ranveer accompanied Deepika at Cannes, it would have been a lot of fun but fact is 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. Hopefully, Ranveer Singh can be by her side next year at Cannes when her film Chhapaak is likely to make a splash. And one thing is sure: If Ranveer is on the red carpet, then Deepika will have tough competition at home, at least as far as making a fashion statement is concerned!