New Delhi: Deepika Padukone is off to shoot her debut Hollywood outing “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” and the actress says she is going to enjoy the experience of working with superstar Vin Diesel. Deepika, 30, who recently met Diesel to discuss the film with him, said the “Fast & Furious” star is a generous person.
“I just happened to have four interactions with Vin Diesel. He is a warm person and very generous like the other co-stars I have worked with. I am hoping that it will be a fun experience. It’s important to enjoy the experience and everything else will follow,” she told reporters here on the sidelines of NDTV Indian of the Year award last evening.
Her “Bajirao Mastani” co-star Ranveer Singh and Irrfan Khan, who worked with Deepika in “Piku”, wished the actress luck for her Hollywood film. “We are really proud of you. Since you are leaving tonight to shoot your big Hollywood blockbuster, we wish you all the best. May you conquer the new venture and make us proud like the way you always have,” Ranveer said. Terming his experience of shooting with Deepika one of the best ones, Irrfan said, “You have every possible capability to conquer Hollywood with you looks and talent. I had one of the best experiences of shooting with you in ‘Piku’. You just made the cranky role in Piku so endearing..”
Deepika, who is considered one of the highly paid actresses in the industry, said it’s good that pay disparity in Bollywood is getting addressed now. “Two years ago, pay disparity was something which needed to be addressed. Today, it has been addressed and we are definitely heading towards the right direction.” Asked whether she got the same pay as compared to Ranveer in their last outing “Bajirao Mastani”, Deepika quipped, “May be not. I don’t know.”