I’ve been roped in for my ethnicity: Deepika Padukone on being cast in Vin Diesel’s next XXX film

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After bagging the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female), Deepika is now looking to begin a new chapter in her career with her first Hollywood film, i.e., Vin Diesel’s XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

In the film, Deepika will play a a razor-sharp huntress who helps Cage during his latest mission, reports Variety.

While she admits that she’s nervous about her big move, Deepika also talks about her Hollywood debut being a proud moment: “I feel proud to be a part of a film where I get to flaunt my ethnicity,” she said to Filmfare. “The reason they are roping me is because of my ethnicity. I really hope that I do well in the movie and people go and watch it. “

Deepika announced the news of her casting last month via an ambiguous photo with Vin Diesel, which also led to a rather hilarious spoof.

Directed by DJ Caruso, the action-packed thriller also stars Samuel L Jackson, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev and Jet Li.