Working in Hollywood hasn’t been easy, says Deepika

Working in Hollywood hasn't been easy, says Deepika
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Actress Deepika Padukone, who is gearing for the release of her upcoming Hollywood debut ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’, recently admitted that her Hollywood journey wasn’t an easy one.

The leggy lass, who is among the most successful Bollywood actresses today, made headlines after the news of her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel broke last year. The actress even spent the better part of a year in the west for her shooting commitments and returned home just last month.

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the ‘Piku’ actress revealed that her Hollywood journey wasn’t an easy one.

“The world is waking up to (new) talent. Having said that, it is all about whether an actor suits a role or not. An actor should be cast in a movie only if his or her talent brings something unique to the table. I don’t think an actor’s religion, gender, or the region he or she belongs to, should be the reason to sign him or her for a film,” said Deepika.

“Initially, I didn’t feel like I was ready [to take up an international project]. I was offered films in the past too, but they just didn’t feel right. I have always followed my heart and my instinct,” she added.

The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress also revealed that she was primarily offered ‘stereotypical’ roles in the past, because of which she took her time to say yes to the right role.

“It is up to you to say yes or no to a role that doesn’t excite you. The films I was offered earlier didn’t excite me,” she remarked.

Deepika’s Hollywood debut film, ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’, is set to release in January 2017. As for her upcoming Bollywood project, the actress will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ next.

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