Deepika is gearing up for the release of her maiden Hollywood venture, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The movie is heading for a January 2017 release and has received a warm response so far.
She recently spoke about her debut, “The world is waking up to new talents. Having said that, it is all about whether an actor suits a role or not. An actor should be cast in a movie only if his or her talent brings something unique to the table. I don’t think an actor’s religion, gender, or the region he or she belongs to, should be the reason to sign him or her for a film.”
xXx will see the return of Vin Diesel to the franchise. Vin was part of the first successful instalment, but wasn’t present for the second one. Deepika said working in Hollywood ”hasn’t been easy’’ and was worried about doing justice to her role.
“Initially, I didn’t feel like I was ready to take up an international project. I was offered films in the past too, but they just didn’t feel right. I have always followed my heart and my instinct, it is up to you to say yes or no to a role that doesn’t excite you. The films I was offered earlier didn’t excite me.”
The movie follows the life of government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) while he races against time to recover a deadly weapon (Pandora’s Box) and is set to release in January.