Funny Khabar Bollywood Deepika Padukone: xXx star REJECTS Hollywood AND Bollywood rules ‘They need to change’

Deepika Padukone: xXx star REJECTS Hollywood AND Bollywood rules ‘They need to change’



She’s the highest-paid actress in Bollywood but states she did it by tearing up the rule-book. Not only that, but Deepika has broken into Hollywood with the xXx franchise alongside Vin Diesel. But don’t ask her to play and “exotic assistant.” In fact, she doesn’t think Hollywood is the goal anymore as the whole world starts to look East. The star gave a major new interview while she is in the UK to film ’83 with her husband Ranveer Singh and bluntly set the record straight.

The 33-year-old spoke with the NET-A-PORTER in-house magazine PorterEdit. Deepika said: “While the talk about diversity seems to happen [in Hollywood] now, I feel there is still a long way to go before they truly understand it.”

She revealed she was being offered very stereotypical ethnic roles: “Or the exotic. The exotic assistant to the detective. I am going to meetings to let people know not just about me, but that there is a whole big world out there beyond America. And they need to see that.” Deepika added: “I feel that’s a bit old fashioned”. Today, the world is much more than that. If anything, I think today the West is looking east.”

The actress has faced criticism for speaking up on women’s issues and wider social concerns, not content to play the obedient and traditional female roles on screen or in the industry at large.

She said: “I feel like a lot of actors are just content with what they do for themselves. I’m not that person. I feel like if I am in a certain place today, I would like to use that. It makes me angry sometimes to see extremely influential and talented people who don’t really try to do anything beyond what they want to do. That’s a personal choice, but it makes me sad.”


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Samidha Das

Samidha is our Bollywood expert. She can be found with her nose buried in a tabloid or magazine, reading intently while waiting for events to take place so she can cover them. Her interview stories, and insights into the lives of the up and coming, and already famed actors, come packaged with wit and eloquence!

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