Deepika finally speaks on her Hollywood debut, says it makes her nervous

Deepika Padukone, who will soon make her debut in Hollywood said, "I am very excited. But I want to confess that I am very nervous."

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 21, 2016 10:07 am
deepika padukone, deepika padukone movies, deepika padukone hollywood debut, XXX, deepika padukone XXX Deepika is the latest Bollywood star to go international and the actress says although she is proud to have bagged “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage”, she is nervous about venturing into a new territory. (Source: APG Images)

Deepika Padukone is the latest Bollywood star to go international and the actress 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” actress 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.

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 film where I get to flaunt my ethnicity,” Deepika said. (Read: Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan’s OCDs)

“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 actress Priyanka Chopra, who recently made her American TV debut with “Quantico”, has reportedly bagged a role in “Baywatch” movie opposite Dwayne Johnson. (Also read: Deepika Padukone to start shooting for XXX sequel in February)

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.

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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    AIyer
    Jan 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    Deepika our good wishes are with you, u will do good! Way to go!
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      chinu
      Jan 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm
      why you are success Piku ? gt; your hard work, dedication and your honesty.. i admire you religously... success is bi product of your atude towards life.. keep it up
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        ruchi gupta
        Mar 8, 2016 at 7:22 am
        I am die-hard fan fan of deepika ..You are really Reigning dimple queen of bollywood ..:) Please check her all latest movies on my blog
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            Pritha Mondal
            Jan 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm
            Ranbir Kapoor Compares Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone's Smile
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              Shivani Patel
              Jan 22, 2016 at 1:12 am
              The thing about her is that she is an actress, she is a celebrity. She needs to work in order to survive in the industry. But at the same time, she does love to work and she does like to be around people on sets. So I don't think she will have a breakdown or anything like that.
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                S.Kiyanoosh, USA
                Jan 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                Deepika is the reigning queen since 2013. Her sheer hard work, superb histrionics, professionalism have catapulted her to the top. She excelled herself in Piku. Watched the movie 'nth' times. We wish her all success and all the best in coming years.
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                  S.Kiyanoosh, USA
                  Jan 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm
                  Octane Deepika will act opposite diesel in Hollywood !
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                    VIVEK
                    Jan 20, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                    I feel Deeps is working too much. She needs at least 6 month break. Otherwise, this time she may have nervous breakdown instead of depression. These girls should take life a bit relaxed. Maybe it is no. 1 tag that is driving them mad.
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