“You are the taxi driver, the therapist, the computer scientist… We are much more than that”

Deepika Padukone Exposes Hollywood’s Racial Stereotypes (Photo Credit – Instagram)

Deepika Padukone has now become a global fashion icon for India, representing her on various prestigious international platforms. The Gehraiyaan actress is the first Indian ambassador for French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. She is currently in Paris attending the LV event and at the same time DP opened up in an interview about fighting racism in the West and how Hollywood actors have complimented her for his English. Scroll below to read the scoop.

Deepika happens to be one of the most popular Bollywood actresses on social media with over 69 million followers on Instagram. Not only that, she also happens to have some of the most formidable luxury brands in her kitty, including LV, Adidas, Levi’s and now Cartier. And no wonder, DP has created its own brand value overseas and done an amazing job over the years in the entertainment industry.

In a chat with BOF, Deepika Padukone opened up about fighting stereotypical racism in Hollywood and said, “You are the scientist. You are the computer geek. You are the taxi driver. You are the therapist. You own a convenience store. I had my fans asking me why I didn’t do more [global] movies. But that’s not what I settle for, because I am – and we are – much more than that. It upset me every time I went to the United States. Some of the things that are said and some of the things that are done right [make it] so obvious that people don’t know the world outside the world they live in.

In fact, Deepika Padukone also shared an anecdote about an English actor who praised her for her English at one of the Vanity Fair parties and said, “I know this actor…I met him at this Vanity Fair party , and he said ‘Hey by the way, you speak very good English. I didn’t even realize what that meant. And when I came back, I said, ‘What do you mean, you speak very good English?’ Did he have this idea that we don’t speak English? »

Also in the past, various celebrities around the world have spoken out about racism in Hollywood and how foreigners are treated.

What do you think of Deepika Padukone sharing her side of the story while exposing Hollywood’s racial stereotypes? Tell us in the comments below.

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