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Deepika Padukone starts promotional tour for Hollywood debut film xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says she is nervous and excited about her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage that stars Vin Diesel.

Deepika with Vin Diesel

“I am really excited. This is my Hollywood debut. I am very nervous, but I am also very excited. And today is the beginning to that journey. Hopefully, we will be coming to India soon,” Deepika said on 1 January before leaving for the US to kick-start the film’s promotion.

“In terms of promotion, first we will head to Mexico. As far as the release is concerned, we will first release the movie in India. While shooting the film, I discussed this with my unit… that it would be great to first release it in India and I am happy that it is finally happening,” she added.

After her Hollywood debut later this month, Deepika will be known for being more than a Hindi film actress.

Talking about it, she said: “I think I’d like to be known as a good person and a good actor. But I also feel very proud that I get to represent my country, especially in this kind of action franchise of the film.”

“I am really excited. I am also very sure we will enjoy this film because of its content. There is a lot of action, adventure in the film, which we have not seen in Indian films before. So, I can’t wait to bring this movie to India and show it to everyone.”

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, helmed by DJ Caruso, also stars Donnie Yen and Samuel L Jackson.

Hollywood and Bollywood choreographers shake a leg for ‘Rhythm’

(L-R) Rinil Routh, Glenn Douglas Packard, Ganesh Acharya and Adeel Chaudhry in RhythmRouth, Glenn Douglas Packard, Ganesh Acharya and Adeel Chaudhry in Rhythm
The lead actors of ‘Rhythm’, Adeel Chaudhry and Rinil Routh, are lucky debutants who matched their steps with not one, but two renowned choreographers in the same song. Writer-director Vivek Kumar roped in Glenn Douglas Packard, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, and B-Town’s very own Ganesh Acharya to groove to ‘Fatey Chuck’, which was shot in one of the swankiest and biggest clubs in Krakow, Poland, with 200 dancers.

Having worked with Ganesh in films like ‘Kranti’ and ‘Zor’, Vivek convinced him to make a special appearance in the song. He says, “Glenn, who has choreographed the other tracks in the film, happened to visit our shoot that day. That’s when I thought of getting them to shake a leg together for the peppy number. Both of them happily obliged. While Glenn sported an Indian ensemble, Ganesh wore a Western outfit.

 They performed each other’s trademark steps and the result was a fantastic fusion of Hollywood and Bollywood.”

‘Rhythm’, produced by Vicky Films Pvt Ltd and presented by RN Kumar, releases on February 19.