The Bajirao Mastani actor, who is set to make her Hollywood debut with the third installment of the XXX franchise, The Return of Xander Cage, said she is “excited” and “nervous” at the same time to explore new horizons. ”I am very excited. But I want to confess that I am very nervous,” she said. The 30-year-old Bollywood beauty further shared that her “ethnic background” has helped her land a pivotal role alongside Vin Diesel and she hopes to do justice with it. “Most importantly, I feel proud to be a part of a film where I get to show 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,” she added. Earlier, the director DJ Caruso took to Twitter to announce that Deepika will commence the shoot of the upcoming action-thriller, also starring Samuel L Jackson, in February. Reports are also making rounds that Deepika will be sharing screen space with Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev and Orange Is the New Black actor Ruby Rose.