American author Padma Lakshmi paid back to The New Yorker in her own inimitable style over a slip up of being accidentally referred to as Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.

The blatant mix up happened over the weekend, when The New Yorker tagged an Instagram photo of Lakshmi as Priyanka in a post featuring celebrities’ favourite cartoons from the magazine.

However, it was Lakshmi’s response to the gaffe that is winning the internet as she shared the screenshot of slip-up on her Instagram and put a strong message across in a light-hearted tone with  a caption intentionally tagging The New Yorker as The New York Daily News.

Thank you to the illustrious “@nydailynews” for the shoutout,” she said, adding: “I know to some we all look alike, but,” throwing in a shrug emoji with the hashtags: “#desilife #justindianthings. Natalie Portman too found the error startling as she dropped a comment saying: “Oh no.”

Earlier, Padma had spoken about Priyanka’s surge in Hollywood: “I had lunch with Priyanka once years ago. She is lovely; we both also share the same stylist,” she said. “I am so excited to see Priyanka on my TV. In many ways, she has gotten much further than I did and I am so happy for her,” she had told Times of India.

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