Deepika Padukone to shoot for Vin Diesel’s ‘XXX 3’ in Feb


Actress Deepika Padukone who had a fantastic 2015 with box office winners ‘Piku’, Tamasha and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, will start the New Year with Hollywood movie ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’.

Sometime back, the ‘Chennai Express’ actress had posted a picture of here hugging Hollywood star Vin Diesel. The picture also had the logo o ‘XXX’ in the background. This fuelled speculations that Deepika has bagged a role in the third instalment of the action franchise.

Now, putting all the speculations to rest, director of ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’, DJ Caruso confirmed the news on Twitter. The director revealed that the film will start rolling from January 13, while the Bollywood diva will join the cast and crew sometime in February.

Caruso tweeted a picture of a road and captioned, “Xander will travel this road #xandercagereturnsxxx #VinDiesel #Dominicanfiliming #DeepikaPadukone.” This initiated a question from a fan to which the director responded by writing, “@CyrineZanaib @6eyf__ we start in january. She starts sometime in February.”

Deepika will star along with Samuel L Jackson, Jet Li, Tony Jaa and Vin Diesel. However, details about her role is kept under wraps.

In 2013, Deepika was offered a role in the seventh instalment of the action franchise ‘The Fast and the Furious’, but it couldn’t happen. The actress was apparently neck deep with her Bollywood commitments.

She was then busy shooting for ‘Happy New Year’ and had also given her dates to ‘Goliyoon Ki Raasleela, Ram-Leela’. So, she had no choice but to decline the role. However, Deepika has no regrets over not being able to work in the blockbuster movie. 

The ‘Cocktail’ actress after winning hearts in Bollywood, is finally making her leap to Hollywood.