If the air around Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma could be renamed, ‘crisp’ would be one of the top contenders in the race. The duo have had their public differences–what else do you consider confessions on the national equivalent of a Bollywood gossip house, Koffee With Karan, to be? We’ve been hooked since day one. Some aag and a whole lot of chingaris later, it seems that the two have kissed and made up for all the mistakes of B-town past. Over the weekend, we were blessed with some Deepika realness in an airport look that flew us to wonderland. She was spotted in a white Zara turtleneck that is the perfect level of oversized-ness to accommodate one Ranveer Singh. She paired it with a satin skirt, tan Hermes bag, and nude pumps from Christian Louboutin. It’s all gold, but it seems to be borrowed from Anushka’s pre-bridal OOTD list. This picture is literal proof:
The exact elements of the ensembles might be different, but the overall vibe is a ditto copy that made us wonder what other things do these two Bollywood A-listers share in common. Don’t get us wrong–it’s not about us pitting two very successful, very hard-working women against each other, especially when exes are involved. But the similarities are giving us a hard time to dismiss the unintentional twinning. Let’s examine this one layer closer to decode all the woah moments.
1. The Bengaluru connection
Did you know that both Deepika and Anushka were raised in Bangalore. Deepika with badminton running in her veins and Anushka with her army background–both with the dream of becoming Bollywood’s next IT girl. So we’re thinking burgers at Truffles, quick trips to UB City, and the same 73-minute congestion at Silk Boat. We’re hoping they still gab about that in private corners and super-exclusive parties.
2. Debut dhamaaka
Remember that time when both Deepika and Anushka made their debuts with the OG Shah Rukh Khan? Deepika entered B-town with the blockbuster Om Shanti Om, and Anushka made her entry with the sweet, but still quite problematic, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Sure Deepika had a bigger opening and won the ‘Best Debut’ at the Filmfare awards in 2007; but Anushka wasn’t far behind with her ‘Best Actor’ nomination a year later. All of this still doesn’t manage to overshadow the fact that they managed to do what not many newcomers can–start their careers with someone who can single-handedly be called the father of the Hindi movie industry. Gandhi-esque, but instead of non-violence–SRK ne love se dho dala!
3. Ranveer who?
Ranveer Singh, can you scoot over here a minute because you’re being called for the 109675477th time. Both Anushka and Deepika have dated Bollywood’s resident wild child, Ranveer Singh. Although at different times and probs with different intensities, considering one of them is marrying him and the other is happily married to Virat Kohli–it’s still going to be a hmm moment. Always. Sorry Ranveer, we tried.
4. Sabyasachi babies
This one’s for the designers out there. Deepika has always been a Sabya baby, wearing more of the designer’s outfits than the films she’s done. Anushka presumably didn’t have that strong a brand allegiance, but after seeing her shaadi lehenga from the Sabya, we changed our mind. It’s rumoured that Deepika is going full Sabyasachi for her big day, which totally makes sense because she’s been an OG fan for a long long time now. Even Virat wore a custom-made Sabya kurta-suit which is a trend that Ranveer is supposedly going to follow. So are we looking to spot a wild Deepika-Ranveer outfit sometime soon? We hope so.
5. Italian vacation
Since the DeepVeer wedding is super hush-hush and the dets are barely trickling in. But one thing that we do know is that Deep-Veer are getting married in Lake Como, Italy. Italy, guys–which is such deja vu, considering that even Anushka’s super luxe wedding took place late last year in Italy. Maybe it’s not the same fancy villa, but at least in terms of location–they’re pretty bang on. Again, can we please get invited because we’ll kill a few people if need be.
6. The final look
While giving us the last “I’m single” outfit, both Deepika and Anushka seemed to have basically picked the same damn outfit. Sure, Deepika preferred stilettoes to Anushka’s Uggs–but if that’s not some real twin shit, we don’t know what else is? Ten points to Deepika and Anushka for keeping this relationship under wraps, because we’re waiting with popcorn for all the details.