Many are anticipating Indian actress Deepika Padukone's Hollywood debut with her upcoming role in Paramount's 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage'. Deepika stars alongside Vin Diesel, who plays Xander Cage, as his former love interest and a killer huntress in the third film of the xXx franchise.
The duo impressed their audience with their undeniable chemistry on Thursday as they arrived in Mumbai to promote the film. In between promotions, the pair even performed the viral lungi dance that was a hit with their fans.
The movie, which is set to be released on January 20 worldwide, is already a hit as it rang up 1.75 crore ($263,000) in paid previews on Friday night, 6.25 crore ($939,000) on Saturday and 8.50 crore ($1.2 million) on Sunday, according to local media.
This came as a shock as the film faced competition from Aamir Khan's record-breaking 'Dangal', alongside other debuts of Hollywood films. However, the presence of Deepika and her promo efforts in Indian ensured that initial ticket sales would be respectable for Hollywood action film.
By Kelsey Seepersad
Banner photo courtesy of: Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images for Paramount Picture.
Photo courtesy of: Instagram @deepikapadukone.