While talking about Hollywood, Deepika Padukone observed diversity in it. The conversation has to be at the surface level, as she suggests. The Hollywood debut of Deepika Padukone was marked by xXx: Return of Xander Cage in the year 2017.
She was asked in an interview how would she manage to put diversity at the central level through her Hollywood projects. Stating the fact that its debut in Hollywood by Deepika was made in 2017 with xXx: Return of Xander Cage in the year of 2017. Although, in August 2020 she announced her new project.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is a direction by DJ Caruso where the movie shares an action-thriller genre. F Scott Frazier has worked and written on the script. The other actors that starred in the movie are Ruby Rose, Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev, and other popular stars.
When she was being interviewed in Vogue, the International Fashion Magazine, she stated, “As of now, the conversation and talks on the subject of Hollywood remain at the surface level. The moment there is an involvement of any Asian or Black character, it’s regarded as ‘diverse casting’. However, to bring in substantial change, there is indeed a long way to go.
DEEPIKA SPEAKS ON DIVERSE CASTING BY HOLLYWOOD AND ITS SHALLOW ATTEMPTS; SAYS, THEY ARE NOT GETTING IT QUITE RIGHT:
I sometimes think about this and understand the fact that there must be at least 80% of the people who are in charge who when looking at inclusive casting and consider it as a box to be ticked. Yes undoubtedly, some are striving hard to turn the tide, yet they are not simply getting it right. It’s a process and phase of learning, and I expect it to be an honest one.”
This February, when she was approached and was asked if she had any plans for Hollywood, she had said, “It’s quite a young stage to discuss this right now.”
The actor made the declaration of her project after four and a half long years after her debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Deepika has also signed up for a cross-cultural romantic comedy which is developed by Eros STX Global Corporations’ division STXfilms.
After being last seen in Gehraiyan with Siddharth Chaturvedi and other co-actors. Not only Hollywood, but she’s also about to come in other Bollywood movies as well shortly.