Deepika Padukone returns with gifts for her staff from Canada


Deepika Padukone is back in the country after wrapping up the shoot of her Hollywood debut ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ and Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Raabta’. She will be seen in a special song in the Dinesh Vijan directorial.

Deepika was seen exiting the Mumbai airport yesterday, but she has not come empty handed. A source close to the actress said that she bought gifts for her staff.  

“Deepika picked up gifts for her team. This isn’t the first time she has done this. She cares for her staff,” a leading daily quoted the source as saying. The source also added that before returning to India, the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress went shopping in Canada.

The source further said, “Deepika also gifted her co-stars and crew members in Toronto some Indian goodies. She specially ordered customised gifts for each individual in the unit, from handcrafted potli bags to designer shoes and sarees.”

When asked about it, Deepika revealed, “I enjoy looking around and picking up little gifts for people close to me. Sometimes, you see a small thing and it reminds you of a person. I hope they like it.”

The actress had gifted her director of the Hollywood action film D.J. Caruso a traditional Indian wear. Caruso took to Twitter to thank Deepika for the gift. He posted a picture of the gift which comprised of a blue embroidered kurta and a beige pyjama, along with matching mojris and tweeted, “@deepikapadukone Wow what a wrap gift! I am styling. #grateful. Thank u for bringing Serena to life. #xxx #lastday.”

Deepika will be seen in the role of Serena Unger in the film opposite Vin Diesel who plays the title role of Xander Cage. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Conor McGregor, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, and Ruby Rose.

‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ is scheduled to release on January 20, 2017.