My Hollywood debut makes me nervous: Deepika
Deepika Padukone is the latest Bollywood star to go international 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. 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,” said Deepika.
“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 actor, who was in the capital for the launch of the new collection from luxury Swiss watchmaking company Tissot. The actor 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 actor says that she 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.”