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The new xXx trailer is out and it’s Deepika Padukone’s accent that people can’t stop talking about

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 18, 2016 1:16 pm

 

Deepika Padukone's accent has become the talk on the Internet Deepika Padukone’s accent has become the talk on the Internet

Deepika Padukone has bowled us all over with the release of the new trailer of her Hollywood debut film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. If people complained about very little of Padukone in the teaser, then they have no reason to pout any more, because the trailer is all about her. She can be seen pulling spectacular stunts, flipping over cars, playing with knives and guns like a pro. But guess what’s best about the trailer? It’s her English accent that she refused to change for the film, which has got people talking! Social media has been abuzz with laudatory comments on Deepika’s ‘Indian accent’.

Though there is no ‘Indian’ accent because spoken English depends entirely on the region, many Indian actors who’ve played a role in Hollywood films have changed their accent to suit the West but Padukone – much like veterans such as Om Puri and Anupam Kher – didn’t budge and made sure the world knew she is an Indian and proud to be one. Her accent is also one of the reasons why the trailer intrigued many Indians.

During a screening of her trailer last week, she told the media that keeping her accent was intentional and it’s time we accept it as it is. “For years, we have accepted the British and Australian accent(s), for example. So it’s high time we accept an Indian accent. I play an Indian girl in the film, and for me, it’s a matter of great pride that I get to be myself. That is one of the aspects that drew me to the script and attracted me to do this film… I was allowed to flaunt that I am Indian,” she said,” she said.

Indians took to Twitter to praise Padukone for her stand as soon as the trailer released.

Watch the trailer here:

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