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Deepika in Piku shattered xXx director DJ Caruso’s Bollywood misconceptions

DJ Caruso, director of Deepika Padukone’s debut Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, says Piku starring the actor in a lead role broke his misconceptions about Bollywood being “escapist”.

hollywood Updated: Apr 09, 2017 18:51 IST
Piku released in 2015 to positive critical and commercial reception.
Piku released in 2015 to positive critical and commercial reception.

DJ Caruso, director of Deepika Padukone’s debut Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, says Piku, starring the actor in a lead role broke his misconceptions about Bollywood being “escapist”.

The filmmaker, who recently visited India along with Deepika, 31, and action star Vin Diesel, compared the Shoojit Sircar-directed film with Alexander Payne’s movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Piku shattered my misconceptions about Bollywood being escapist. It was like an Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Nebraska) movie,” Caruso said.

The filmmaker decided to cast Deepika in the third installment of the xXx franchise after he saw her audition for Fast and Furious 7 and liked her chemistry with Diesel.

“Though she couldn’t be part of that project due to scheduling issues. But I liked the chemistry between (Padukone and Diesel), which is why I cast her,” he said.

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