Deepika Padukone was spotted with Tennis ace Novak Djokovic in Los Angeles, when the duo went on a dinner date in a popular restaurant Tuesday. While fans might be thrilled by this fact, a foreign daily failed to recognise the actress and addressed Deepika as a “leggy brunette.”
“The world number one Tennis player appeared to have had a great night as he was pictured exiting the bar- popular among LA’s A-lister set- in the dark hours of the evening with a female companion,” reports the Daily Mail.
Deepika and Djokovic were seen coming out of celebrity hub The Nice Guy and the two stars also left the place in the same car.
Describing Djokovic and the Bollywood actress’ attire, the report added, “While he kept it casual, she appeared to have made more of an effort in sartorial terms, favouring a timeless monochrome colour theme. The leggy brunette slipped her towering figure into a flirty frock which was decorated with a statement floral print and skimmed her knees.”
Deepika, who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Ranveer Singh, is all set to make her Hollywood debut in Vin Diesel’s upcoming movie “XXX- The Return of Xander Cage.” While some fans are disappointed with the foreign daily for not recognising Deepika, some opined that the actress is yet to achieve international fame and that it is not surprising for the international media to not have identified her.
Fans on Twitter expressed disappointment about the media failing to recognise Deepika.
Surprising that dailymail couldn’t recognize Deepika Padukone, though she’s quite popular now, even entered Hollywood.
— Nakul (@nakul530) March 9, 2016
“How could Daily Mail not recognise Deepika Padukone?”
Bhai, ask average Indian journo to tell difference b/w David Bowie and Tilda Swinton.
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) March 10, 2016
How the hell would Daily Mail know who’s Deepika Padukone, she’s not even an international celebrity yet.
— Aditya Nagarajan (@aditya_n) March 10, 2016
Daily mail don’t recognising Deepika Padukone doesn’t surprise me. Bollywood actors did not have global profiles till yet.
— Abhijeet Garg (@abhijeet_garg) March 10, 2016
Daily mail not recognising Deepika Padukone is what Sachin Tendulkar was to Maria Sharapova
Maria’s Career finish, Daily mail will wind up 2
— Je Suis Paris (@sanghi_me) March 10, 2016
Daily Mail did not recognise Deepika Padukone with Novak Djokovic.
Why does this news surprise anyone? How is deepika global star?
— Aneesh Chandoke (@AneeshChandoke) March 10, 2016
Daily Mail couldn’t recognise Deepika Padukone! Are u serious? Do the journos even try to find out? She has 11M followers for fucks sake ??
— Akanksha (@1DBeintehaa) March 10, 2016
This is not the first time that the “Bajirao Mastani” actress has been spotted with Djokovic as she had reportedly met the athlete and his wife during their visit to India earlier. Deepika has been in LA for quite some time now for the schedule of her first Hollywood movie. Director D.J. Caruso has been sharing several pictures from the sets of the film on Twitter and that has been raising the level of excitement among fans by many folds.