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.
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.
“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.