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My Hollywood journey hasn’t been easy, says Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone talks about her journey in Hollywood, and why she didn’t take up the offers from the western industry in the past.

bollywood Updated: Aug 11, 2016 18:11 IST
Jigar Shah
Deepika Padukone says an actor’s religion, gender, or the region he or she belongs to, should not be the reason to sign him or her for a film.
Deepika Padukone says an actor’s religion, gender, or the region he or she belongs to, should not be the reason to sign him or her for a film.(Prasad Nak)

The trailer of Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood film with Vin Diesel, xXx: Thr Return of Xander Cage has already created a lot of buzz. Now, the actor has been featured in popular American magazine Vanity Fair.

“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,” says Deepika.

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Deepika Padukone will be seen in XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage.

She admits her journey in Hollywood “hasn’t been easy”. “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,” says Deepika, adding that she was mainly offered “stereotypical” roles in the past.

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“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,” she adds.