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Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Deepika Padukone says the world is ready to see an Indian Avenger, offers to take on the challenge

With the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the offing, actor Deepika Padukone has said that it is time to see an Indian origin character join the Avengers.

bollywood Updated: Mar 15, 2019 19:31 IST
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Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukone at Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2019, in Mumbai.
Deepika Padukone at Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2019, in Mumbai.(IANS)

Actor Deepika Padukone has said that it would be interesting to play an Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deepika was speaking at the unveiling of her wax statue at Madame Tussauds, London, on Thursday.

Asked if she would want to join the MCU, Deepika said it would be ‘interesting’.“I mean I’d say Indian origin. So whether it’s Marvel or whether it’s Avengers, or you know, any of these iconic characters that we’ve seen in cinema, I think it would be very interesting.” She said she thinks ‘the world is ready for it, to see one of these superheroes, one that originates from India. I believe it will happen soon. I know it will.’


Deepika was accompanied by husband Ranveer Singh and their families at the unveiling ceremony for her wax statue. The unveiling was streamed live on Instagram, and the video showed both the Padukones and the Bhavnanis posing next to the statue. Ranveer could be seen circling the wax figure and was heard asking, “Can I take her home?”

Deepika was recently featured as one of the 14 international actors in the latest issue of American Vogue. She was joined on the cover by South Korean actor Doona Bae and Avengers: Endgame actor Scarlett Johansson.

Deepika made her Hollywood debut with 2017’s action-thriller, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, opposite Vin Diesel. She is expected to reprise her role for the follow-up. The actor is currently filming her Padmaavat follow-up, Chhapaak, for director Meghna Gulzar. She will be seen under heavy prosthetics in the film, about an acid attack survivor.

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First Published: Mar 15, 2019 19:31 IST

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