First look: Deepika Padukone in Vin Diesel's 'XxX'


Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is all set to join the cast of her Hollywood debut film ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’. The film began shooting on January 13 and Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has shared a couple of pictures from the location on his Facebook page.

One of the racy photos features Vin Diesel on a motorbike with a bikini-clad girl in front of a green screen, reported Ace Showbiz. "First day on the sound stage... Xander..," he captioned the image.

The other picture shows the actor chilling with the crew on sets. "The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XXX has the very best Grateful for the opportunity to make magic," he wrote.

‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’ is the third instalment of the action series ‘XXX’. Vin Diesel returns to the cast after a gap of 13 years. He was part of the first film in 2002, but was not present in ‘XXX: State of The Union’ which released in 2005.

In the third film of the series, Diesel who plays Xander Cage is assumed to be dead, but he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons after being away for eight years from the National Security Agency.

Meanwhile, Deepika who will join the sets this month is preparing herself for the film. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress is training hard under celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who also worked with her for 2013 movie Goliyoon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela’.  

Besides Deepika, the film being directed by D.J. Caruso also stars Nina Dobrev, Samuel L Jackson, Ruby Rose, Jet Li, and Tony Jaa. The film will release in 2017.