Deepika Padukone is looking forward to the upcoming release of her first Hollywood film xXx: The Return Cage. The busy lady has come back home and is not honouring her brand commitments in India, just before her film hits he screens. While talking about her competitors who working in Hollywood, Deepika shared that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the one who must be recognized first. “She, for me, is the torch bearer for putting India on the global map. But everyone who has managed to break through into the western market whether it is Anil, Irfan, Priyanka, or myself I think we have all done a great job,” she says.
“We got this opportunity at a time when all of us are working towards breaking stereotypes. We are all focused on being part of good content, and to be cast in films based on our talent and not because of the colour of our skin,” she added. When asked about how her experience of working in the US was, she said that she doesn’t like to separate her Hollywood journey from her career. “Honestly, I don’t like dividing my projects into Hollywood or Bollywood – as an actor, the kind of effort and hard work that I put into any film is exactly the same, and the only difference is the language. So, I don’t look at it as two separate journeys. I look at it as an extension of my career,” she said.