WEB DESK: Deepika Padukone is the latest Bollywood star to go international and the actress says although she is proud to have bagged a role in Hollywood, she is nervous about venturing into a new land, Indian Express reported.
The “Bajirao Mastani” actress will feature alongside Hollywood stars Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson in the DJ Caruso-directed action thriller, “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” which is the third installment of the “XXX” film franchise.
“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,” Deepika said.
“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 actress.
Back home Deepika has been making waves and had a tremendous year in 2015 with the success of her films “Piku”, “Tamasha” and “Bajirao Mastani”.
The actress 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 actress says she hardly gets time off. But despite her busy schedule, Deepika 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.”
Besides Deepika, another Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra, who recently made her American TV debut with “Quantico”, has reportedly bagged a role in “Baywatch” movie opposite Dwayne Johnson.
Source: INDIAN EXPRESS