• Sunday, December 03, 2023


Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut joy

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone starred together in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

By: Eastern Eye Staff


With her maiden Hollywood film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ready for release, Deepika Padukone has said she feels both excited and nervous to represent India abroad.

The actress will be seen in the third instalment of the film’s franchise, set to hit cinemas on January 14.

Asked how she felt before she left Mumbai last week, Padukone told reporters: “I am very excited. This is my Hollywood debut. I am very, very nervous, but also excited. Today is the beginning of that journey. Hopefully we will be coming to India soon.

“I feel very proud that I get to represent my country, especially in this kind of an action franchise film,” she added.

“I am sure this film will be enjoyed a lot because of the content. There is lot of action, adventure, which we have not seen in Indian films before. So, I am excited to show the film here.”

The movie will see Vin Diesel return as Xander Cage while Deepika will play the role of a huntress Serena Unger. Deepika, 30, says she is glad the makers of the movie agreed to release the film in India first.

“In terms of promotions, we will first go to Mexico. But as far as the release is concerned, we will release first in India.

“While I was shooting, I suggested the team that it would be great (to release it first in India) and I am happy it happened finally. It is a huge international franchise and I am happy India is such a big part of the plan.”

The film, directed by DJ Caruso, also stars Donnie Yen, Samuel L Jackson, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, Kris Wu and Ariadna Gutierrez.


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