MUMBAI: Last month Deepika Padukone was in the news for beginning work on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage alongside actor Vin Diesel. Bollywood’s very own ‘Mastani’ has now shared she is looking forward to begin shooting with Vampire Diaries actor, Nina Dobrev, for the Hollywood project.
Dobrev had taken to Twitter last week, saying, “Happy to be home. Looking forward to starting xXx this week.”
Happy to be home 🤗— Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) February 21, 2016
Looking forward to starting XXX this week 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/pTp3rMepRH
Deepika responded by saying, “Can’t wait to see you Nina! @ninadobrev.”
Priyanka, Deepika dine with their Hollywood squads
On Sunday, the two actors met for dinner along with the entire cast of the upcoming film. Also present at the dinner was the film’s director DJ Caruso. Padukone tweeted a photo of the team posing together, while at the dinner table.
Dobrev did not shy away from expressing her thoughts on the meeting. “Beyond amazing to dine with you Deepika! Do you always look like you’re doing a Vogue shoot? #Stunning,” she wrote on Twitter following the dinner.
Padukone left for Canada to shoot for the film, earlier this month, and has been keeping her fans updated about her debut Hollywood venture through photographs and videos. In fact, her rumoured boyfriend, actor Ranveer Singh also paid a visit to her during his short trip to Toronto.
Vin Diesel, Deepika get up-close for 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' shoot
Meanwhile Diesel himself has been updating his social media accounts regularly. In some of pictures shared by him on social media, the actor is seen shirtless, showing off his tattooed abs, while Padukone is wearing a bold black leather outfit which not only shows her washboard abs but also some temporary tattoos for a power-packed look.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is the sequel of the 2002 film, xXx. Apart from Diesel, Padukone and Dobrev, the film will also see Samuel L Jackson, Ruby Rose, Conor McGregor and Tony Jaa in action. A release date for the film is yet to be announced.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2016.
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