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OMG! Deepika Padukone Didn't Want To Sign xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage!

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Deepika Padukone is gearing up for her big Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. But you will be surprised to know that initially, Deepika thought that she was not ready for it yet.

In an interview to HT Cafe, Deepika Padukone revealed, ''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.''

xXx

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is the third film in the series after 2002's film xXx and 2005's  film xXx: State of the Union.  

(In Pic-Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone)

First xXx Movie

While the first film starring Vin Diesel was successful at the box office, the second film, which did not have Vin Diesel, bombed.

(In Pic-Deepika Padukone on the sets of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage)

xXx's Story

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage will carry forward the story of sports professional-turned-government operative Xander Cage, played by Vin Diesel.

(In Pic-Deepika Padukone with Ruby Rose and Rory McCann)

Deepika On Working With Vin

Deepika Padukone shared her experience of working with Vin Diesel with a leading daily, ''It was amazing. Like I've always said, it is the experiences that make movies special and Vin was a huge part of making that experience special for me.''

(In Pic-Deepika & Vin)

Deepika And Vin

Deepika Padukone further added, ''It can be very unnerving when you move into a foreign land and when you are working with new people in a new environment. But he was with me on every step, making sure I was comfortable.''

(In Pic-Deepika posing with Vin)

xXx's Release Date

Directed by D.J. Caruso, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is going to release on January 20, 2017.

(In Pic-Deepika Padukone with xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage co-star Ruby Rose)

Deepika's Next Film

Deepika Padukone, who has wrapped up the shooting of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, will soon start shooting for her upcoming Bollywood movie now. Reportedly, she has signed Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.

(In Pic-Deepika on the last day shoot of xXx)



In the same interview, Deepika Padukone said, ''The world is waking up to [new] talent. 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."

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage is the third film in the xXx franchise. However, it is related mostly to the first film xXx (2002) starring Vin Diesel. Deepika Padukone plays Serena Unger, who, at one point, was Xander Cage's lover.

Deepika Padukone's fans were very disappointed after seeing her blink and miss appearance in the first trailer of the movie. But she has assured her fans that there's more of her in xXx: Return of Xander Cage than what the trailer seems to have suggested.

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