Bollywood Star Joins Third “xXx” Feature

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone is rumored to have joined the cast of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”. The Indian actress would play Vin Diesel’s new love interest in the project.

The Indian daily newspaper Deccan Herald reported yesterday the actress will play the female lead. This has all been prompted by a photo she posted of herself peering over the shoulder of a bald man that looks like Diesel. At the same time the iconic xXx logo is in the background.

Shortly after her publicist posted on social media (via Movieweb): “Am so so proud of this girl. What an announcement… What a journey it has been”.

Diesel reportedly worked hard to get Padukone to co-star in “Furious 7” but scheduling conflicts prevented it. Shooting on the next “xXx” film will take place in the Philippines with D.J. Caruso helming, but a start of production date has yet to be set.