Jameela Jamil calls out fan for mistaking her for Priyanka Chopra

Jamil pointed out that Chopra is ‘a different Indian woman who doesn’t look anything like me’

Natasha Preskey
Sunday 28 February 2021 23:19
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Jameela Jamil has called out a fan who mistook her for actress Priyanka Chopra.  

The presenter spoke out after a Twitter user mistook her for Nick Jonas’s wife.

The star quote-tweeted a social media user who had written: “Wait so did @nickjonas and @jameelajamil get divorced?”

The 35-year-old responded: “A different Indian woman who doesn’t look anything like me. @priyankachopra I believe they are very happy together still.”

Fans responded with their own experiences of being mistaken for other people.

One fan replied: “This reminds me of the time when everyone used to ask me if I was @Konnie_Huq sister cos I was the only Asian in the school and she was the only Asian on TV at the time.”

Another wrote: “Omg! Reminds me of being compared to @Konnie_Huq or Geeta from Eastenders!”

A third tweeted: “Telling that they didn’t get the wrong Jonas brother... who actually kinda look alike!”

Last year, Jamil opened up about her sexuality, revealing she considers herself to be bisexual, or possibly pansexual.

Speaking to The Times, The Good Place actress addressed the backlash she faced when she was appointed a judge on TV show Legendary, which is about drag ball culture, which prompted her to come out as queer, and led to further criticism.

“People are still kind of stuck in the linear and don’t understand the spectrum of sexuality,” Jamil said of the reaction.

“I guess I’m bisexual, but also quite fancy everyone,” she continued.

“I don’t know if that means that I’m pansexual. But I don’t just fancy cis straight men; I fancy everyone.”

Jamil has been in a relationship with British singer James Blake for five years.

“We moved in with each other almost as soon as we kissed,” she told the publication.

“It was supposed to be a temporary arrangement while he was finding a house and then it just never ended.”

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