New Delhi [India], Feb. 3 : The world got excited when it learnt that Bollywood's shining star Deepika Padukone will be making her Hollywood debut alongside Vin Diesel but the diva recently gave us an insight as to what led her to say 'Yes' to be Serena Unger.
In an interview with Filmfare, the leggy lass talked about how ' xXx: Return of Xander Cage' came to her at a phase when she was looking for a solid challenge.
"Everyone's career is this one long and amazing journey. It's full of these exciting moments and what you make of these situations in life is what matters the most. As far as 'xXx' is concerned it came to me at a phase when I was looking for a solid challenge. The biggest challenge for me was moving out of my comfort zone," Deepika revealed.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 2 : In her Hollywood debut, reigning queen of Bollywood Deepika Padukone is seen portraying a strong character who is a key player in the group she represents. This, according to the stunning actress, was the most exciting part of the film.
In an interview with Filmfare, Deepika gave us a glimpse of her true blue feminist side as she said, "The fact that the female character of this film is so strong has been the most enjoyable aspect. That's also a reflection of modern society where women contribute so much more. A few years ago, in the same kind of film, perhaps my character would be the damsel in distress who needs to be rescued."
New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 : Deepika Padukone, who aims for world domination with her Hollywood debut 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage', recently revealed on ' The Ellen DeGeneres Show' about how she got the part in the flick.
While making her debut appearance on the world famous chat show, the ' Tamasha' star said, "I actually auditioned for 'Fast and Furious 7' about two-three years ago but for whatever reason that didn't work out. And I think people remember me from that audition. And then, about a year ago, I get a call from Paramount Pictures saying they are casting for this film and so I flew down and met the director DJ Caruso."
New Delhi [India], Jan. 12 : The much awaited Hollywood action flick ' xXx: Return of Xander Cage' has given the Indian fans yet another reason to rejoice.
People have been waiting for Vin Diesel to join Deepika Padukone in India for the promotions of the flick and finally the day is here!
The two will be arriving in aamchi Mumbai today, after completing their London promotional tour.
As per the schedule, they would be attending a special event at High Street Phoenix Courtyard, 5:00 pm onwards.
It doesn't end here, the latest musical sensation and the much loved, DJ Nucleya has been roped in to make the stars and the fans groove to his electrifying beats! This crowd event is open to all those who are waiting to grab a sight of the actors!
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 25 : Putting their break-up rumours at rest, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh left us all stunned as they were spotted walking hand-in-hand at Mukesh and Nita Ambani's bash for their niece's upcoming wedding.
Looking like an angel in a white sari with gold border, the Bollywood diva was smiling all the way as she made a striking entry with ` Befikre` Ranveer, who looked dashing in a black suit.
From Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan to Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, the gathering was a star-studded affair with everyone from the Bollywood fraternity and other prominent personalities marking their presence.
But it was DeepVeer who completely stole the show as they made a strong statement with their undeniable chemistry.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : And the award season begins with the first of its kind, Lux Golden Rose Awards, intended to celebrate and recognize beauty, style and glamour of Bollywood's iconic stars.
From Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif to Madhuri Dixit and soon-to-be mom Kareena Kapoor, the divas looked super hot at the red carpet.
Though she failed to impress the fashion-gurus in the West at the MTV EMAs recently, Deepika slayed the Lux Golden Rose Awards in a Ralph and Russo grey thigh-high slit gown. And it's no surprise that the ravishing 'Tamasha' actress won the award for iconic look of the year!
New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Looks like Deepika Padukone's debut red carpet appearance in the West did not go as well as expected.
The 30-year-old Bollywood Diva, who attended the MTV EMA awards at Rotterdam this year in a Monisha Jaising creation, failed to impress the fashion-gurus out there.
An international daily not only featured her among the 'Worst Dressed Celebs,' but also tagged her as a 'Bollywood Blunder.'
The Daily Mail's exact words read as follows, "Bollywood blunder: Indian actress Deepika Padukone may be stunning but her swamp green bralet and skirt combo did nothing for her sensational figure."
New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 : Deepika Padukone's fierce Serena avatar in her Hollywood debut 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' is a treat to our eyes.
Paramount Pictures recently released the latest trailer of the action-adventure film starring Vin Diesel in the lead. The 30-year old actress is seen in a bold look and her action sequences give us the chance to see a different side of the ' Piku' star in this new trailer of the film.
For the Indian audience, Paramount Pictures India also released the trailer in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
The movie also stars Donnie Yen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, Kris Wu and Ariadna Gutierrez.
Directed by D.J. Caruso, 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' is slated to hit the big screens on January 20, 2017.(ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov 1 : Deepika Padukone is killing us with her Serena looks every time she gives us a glimpse of her character in Hollywood flick 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage'.
Holding a gun and prepping up for some action, the dimpled actress recently took to Instagram to share her new look in the film and captioned it as "# serena #girls #guns #globaldomination #xxxreturnofxandercage #january2017 #coming soon."
The 30-year old actress also shared a new teaser of the third installment in the xXx franchise starring Vin Diesel in the lead.
The short clip gives us a sneak-peak of Miss Padukone's deadly character Serena Unger, a 'highly classified XXX operative from India who is as sharp as a knife'.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 17 : Deepika Padukone, who is gearing up for her Hollywood debut in ' xXx: The Return of Xander Cage', recently revealed that she was allowed to flaunt her natural accent in the movie.
In a candid talk with Pinkvilla, the 30-year-old star expressed "great pride" in playing an Indian girl in the D. J. Caruso directed flick saying, "I get to be myself."
"That is one of the aspects that drew me to the script and attracted me to do this film, the fact that for once, I was allowed to be myself is fantastic. I was allowed to flaunt that I am Indian," she said.
New Delhi, Sept 19 : Actor Deepika Padukone on Friday demanded that respect be accorded to women and slammed news organisations for constructing what she called "cheap headlines".
In an open letter posted on Facebook in response to the potentially damaging article posted about her in a national daily, Padukone said, "When an actress's inner wear decides to do a "peek-a-boo", she most definitely did not step out with the intention to do so. So, instead of zooming in, circling it and pointing arrows at it, why don't we give her some 'respect' and let it go instead of making it 'headlines'".
Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says director Farah Khan took very good care of her during the shoot of upcoming film 'Happy New Year' especially because of the heavy-weight star cast comprising Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan.
In 'Happy New Year', the 28-year-old actress is reuniting with Farah, who directed her debut movie 'Om Shanti Om' in 2007.
'Happy New Year' will hit theatres this Diwali, and Deepika is the only woman in the cast, which also stars Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani.
"During the shooting of 'Happy New Year' Farah gave me lots of attention because she knew that I am the only girl against four big actors," Deepika said.
New Delhi: Deepika Padukone's dialogue 'I am a virgin' in her upcoming quirky comedy 'Finding Fanny' has not gone down well with the Censor Board which has objected to the use of the 'virgin' word and has asked the film's makers to replace it.
The 28-year-old actress questioned the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for not being consistent in its guidelines as it gave a green signal to the word in the trailer of the film.
Mumbai, May 20 : Bollywood's reigning queen Deepika Padukone will add a dash of glamour to the the UEFA Champions League to be held in Lisbon, Spain, Saturday. She is "honoured" to be a guest at the event's finale.
The final will be played between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
"(I am) Honoured to be UEFA's guest for the Champions League final in Lisbon. Looking forward to a competitive game of football with two of Europe's best teams," Deepika said in a statement.
The match will be shown live on TEN Action.(IANS)
New Delhi, April 25 : Actress Deepika Padukone, who featured in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2013 hit film "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", says essaying the role of Leela was a big responsibility for her.
In an interview to UTV Stars' show "Yeh Hai Meri Kahani", the 28-year-old said that before shooting the film, the director thanked her for accepting the role, said a statement.
Mumbai, April 25 : Deepika Padukone in filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's next project? The actress is surprised by the rumours, says her spokesperson.
There are reports that the "Chennai Express" star might sign Bhandarkar's upcoming film, but a clarification from the actress's end has been issued to scotch the rumours.
"We have not been approached for the film," her spokesperson said in a statement.
She is currently busy with Farah Khan's "Happy New Year" and will soon start shooting for Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film "Tamaasha" with Ranbir Kapoor.(IANS)
Mumbai, April 11 : Deepika Padukone is a style icon herself, but according to her actor Akshay Kumar is the best dressed man in the Hindi film industry while veteran actress Rekha is her favourite from among women.
Deepika has shared screen space with Akshay in "Chandni Chowk To China", "Housefull" and "Desi Boyz."
New Delhi, April 8 : Actress Deepika Padukone, who gave four back-to-back hits last year, has been signed as the brand ambassador of Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd.'s ethnic wear brand Melange by Lifestyle.
The 28-year-old recently shot for the latest spring-summer campaign for the brand and she will also be endorsing the brand for its autumn-winter range.
"Melange by Lifestyle has an amazing range of salwar, kurtas and churidars. The most amazing part about it is that it is ethnic yet so contemporary. I think it is perfect for modern Indian woman," Deepika said in a statement.
Mumbai, March 26 : Actress Deepika Padukone's fan following on Facebook has crossed 15 million, and as a mark of appreciation, she has decided to give her fans an opportunity to chat with her live on Facebook Wednesday.
Her Facebook page is www. facebook. com/DeepikaPadukone, and it very recently crossed 15 million likes.
Deepika, who gave four back to back hits like "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Ram-leela" last year, has always considered her fans to be the reason behind her success, and she makes it a point to express her gratitude in her own small ways, said a source.
Mumbai, March 13 : Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is fitness conscious herself, believes Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan are the greatest fitness icons of the Hindi film industry.
While Jacqueline worked with Deepika in "Race 2" last year, she will be seen opposite superstar Salman in Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kick".
"I think a great icon or inspiration for fitness is Deepika Padukone," Jacqueline said here in an interview.
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