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More Details About Deepika Padukone's xXx Role Revealed

  | February 11, 2016 14:55 IST (New Delhi)
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This image was posted on Facebook by Deepika Padukone

Here's what we know so far - Deepika is named Serena in the film and, as per a tweet from co-star Tony Jaa, she is a very major character.Deepika, 30, also tweeted a picture from the sets which shows her embracing her xXx director DJ Caruso

Actress Deepika Padukone let slip very few details about her role before flying to Toronto last week to begin filming her Hollywood debut xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Luckily, social media has ensured that our knowledge of her character in the film has gone from zero to 10 in a matter of days. Here's what we know so far - Deepika is named Serena in the film and, as per a tweet from co-star Tony Jaa, she is a very major character.
Tony Jaa, a Thai martial arts expert known for his work in films like Furious 7 and Skin Trade, tweeted a picture of himself and Deepika goofing around and posing for a picture.
 
Tony Jaa introduced himself as 'Talon' in a video which features him with Vin Diesel, 48, who stars as the eponymous Xander Cage:
 

Deepika, 30, also tweeted a picture from the sets which shows her embracing her xXx director DJ Caruso:
 
 

On the first day of shoot for #xXx, here's @deepikapadukone with the director, D.J. Caruso! #TheReturnOfXanderCage

A photo posted by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on


Deepika Padukone and Vin Diesel have teamed up to post a series of videos and pictures on social media:
 
 

Here's an exclusive peek at Deepika Padukone, as Serena, with Vin Diesel in #xXx #TheReturnOfXanderCage! She looks fierce, doesn't she?

Posted by Deepika Padukone on Thursday, 4 February 2016
 
 

First day of filming... Xander and Serena... P.s. 17 million beautiful souls. Thanks for the love.

A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on

 
 

A video posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on


xXx: The Return of Xander Cage began shooting in January. Deepika has freshly joined the unit as has Orange Is The New Black actress Ruby Rose:
 
In an interview to NDTV earlier, Deepika said: "I am moving out of my comfort zone, working with some very new people in a new set up. I want to keep challenging myself and this was the time to explore something more now."
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, which also stars Nina Dobrev, Samuel L Jackson and Jet Li, is expected to release in 2017.

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