Both Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are ready to make their Hollywood movie debut with "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" and "Baywatch," respectively. However, reports suggest that Deepika has a much more substantial role than Priyanka in their movies.
Deepika's role in "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" opposite Vin Diesel carries much more weight than the part that Priyanka has played in "Baywatch" alongside Dwayne Johnson. "Deepika plays Serena the girl who gives Diesel tit for tat. She is no walkover in the plot and she doesn't play an Indian. The director allowed her to speak in the accent she wanted. She has a very substantial role in 'XXX'. much more so than Priyanka Chopra in 'Baywatch.' If you notice, no leading lady opposite Dwayne Johnson ever has much to do," SKJ Bollywood News quoted a source as saying.
While Deepika will be seen as a huntress and onscreen love interest of Vin Diesel in the movie, PeeCee will play a negative character in "Baywatch." The report also said that Priyanka's fans in India will be disappointed by the length of her role in the film but Deepika will appear as a "surprise" for the Hollywood audience.
"Priyanka is important but not pivotal to 'Baywatch.' Let's put this way, Priyanka's Indian fans would be disappointed by the length of her role. But her newly-acquired fan following in the West would be delighted to see her play the bad girl. Deepika in 'XXX' would be a surprise to the West. They haven't seen her do anything in the US before. She will be a revelation in the West. At home, the Bollywood audiences would for once feel the West has been fair to one of their stars," the report quoted another source as saying.
"XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" will hit the screens on Jan. 20, 2017 while "Baywatch" is slated to be released a few months later, on May 19.