Deepika Padukone off to Canada to shoot for ‘xXx…’

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone has packed her bags and left for Canada to shoot for her debut Hollywood film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”, opposite Vin Diesel.

Her “Bajirao Mastani” co-star and rumoured beau Ranveer Singh on Tuesday shared the news about the actress flying off to shoot for her maiden Hollywood project at the NDTV Indian of the Year 2015 awards ceremony here.

Deepika was presented the Actor Of The Year trophy by her “Piku” co-star Amitabh Bachchan and Pawan Munjal, chairman of Hero MotoCorp.

“Deepika we are really proud of you. Since you are leaving tonight (Tuesday) to go and shoot your action Hollywood blockbuster, we all wish you all the best. May you conquer this new frontier and make us proud as you always had,” said Ranveer in reference to her upcoming foreign project.

According to a source, the actress has left for Canada to shoot for the movie, and will begin working in a day or two. However, the exact location of the shoot is not known.

Deepika is all geared up for the project and has worked on her fitness level as she often shares photographs and videos of herself training in the gym for her character in the movie.

The Hollywood action icon also posted several photographs from the shooting location of the upcoming action film through his official Facebook page.

One of the images features the actor on a motorbike with a girl in a bikini in front of a green screen.

Diesel is back as Cage who returns to the National Security Agency after an eight-year absence in the movie, which also stars Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, Ruby Rose, Jet Li and Tony Jaa.A

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” is expected to release in 2017.

For Deepika, 2015 was an eventful year with three successful films — “Piku”, “Tamasha” and “Bajirao Mastani”. And it seems that the actress has started 2016 with more power starting with the international project.

The 30-year-old had shared her excitement over venturing to foreign shores with her acting talent with IANS earlier as she said “I’m very excited and at the same time nervous about the film”.

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