Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel
Deepika Padukone, Vin DieselDeepika Padukone/ Instagram

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone had remained tight-lipped regarding her Hollywood debut in "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" opposite Vin Diesel. But now, the actress has opened up about her Hollywood debut and said that she is excited and nervous about the film.

The diva signed the flick last month and will start shooting for it in February. "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 show my ethnicity," Deepika told the Press Trust of India.

"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," she added.

Talking about her big Hollywood project further, Deepika told NDTV that she is stepping out of her comfort zone for this flick and working with a new set of people internationally which is making her nervous.

Apart from Diesel, Deepika will reportedly share screen space with international stars like Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose. Deepika will be seen in a sexy glamorous avatar in the film. It is reported that the Bollywood beauty will play a huntress' character who happens to be Cage's (played by Diesel) ex-love interest.

Meanwhile, "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" is not the first Hollywood project that has been offered to Deepika. She had earlier turned down Diesel's offer to work in "Fast and Furious 7" due to alleged date issues. 

In other news, Deepika ruled the Hindi film industry in 2015 with three back-to-back movies – "Piku", "Tamasha" and "Bajirao Mastani" – and captured hearts with her phenomenal performances. She won the Filmfare Best Actress award for her performance in Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Piku".

This year audience might miss her on the silver screen, as she has not signed any Bollywood film yet. 

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