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Here’s how Vin Diesel and xXx are making Deepika Padukone nervous

Deepika Padukone is very nervous about her Hollywood debut in XXX: The return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson.

hollywood Updated: Jan 21, 2016 13:45 IST
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone and Vin Diesel will star together in XXX.

Deepika Padukone is the latest Bollywood star to go international after Priyanka Chopra and the actor says although she is proud to have bagged XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, she is nervous about venturing into a new territory.

The 30-year-old Bajirao Mastani actor will share screen with Hollywood Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson in the DJ Caruso-directed action thriller, which is the third installment of the XXX film franchise.

Read: Deepika to start shooting for Vin Diesel’s XXX in Feb?

Deepika says her ethnicity helped her bag the role and in the film she will be given an opportunity to flaunt her Indianness.

“I am very excited. But I want to confess that I am very nervous. Most importantly I feel proud to be a part of a filmwhere I get to flaunt my ethnicity,” Deepika told PTI.

“The reason they are roping me is because of my background. I really hope that I do well in the movie and people go and watch it,” said the actress, who was in the capital for the launch of the new collection from luxury Swiss watchmaking company Tissot.

Besides Deepika, another Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who recently made her American TV debut with Quantico, has reportedly bagged a role in Baywatch movie opposite Dwayne Johnson.

Read: Post Quantico, Priyanka Chopra to star in Baywatch with The Rock

Back home Deepika has been making the right noises and had a tremendous year in 2015 with the success of her films Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani.

The actress says it has been her constant effort to keep improving every year and she is happy to see her efforts pay off two years in a row.

“I work to compete with myself and keep setting the benchmark for myself, to keep bettering. After a successful 2014, I hoped I can do better and then it happened in 2015. It is my constant desire to keep improving,” she said.

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With back-to-back film shoots and other commitments, the actress says she hardly gets time off. But despite her busy schedule, Deepika makes sure she reads and also tries her hands at baking.

“I haven’t got a weekend for the past three years. But when I do get it, I like to just catch up on sleep. I also love baking and reading. Currently, I am reading the biography on Elizabeth Taylor.”

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