Versatile mega-star Bollywood model-actress Deepika Padukone who is currently making a recurring impact, with her Asian Paints ‘spotlight stealer’ TV commercial, has just finalized her second Hollywood film. The tall, stunning actress will star in an upcoming cross-cultural foreign romantic comedy, which will be developed by STXfilms. The studio’s chairman, Adam Fogelson, It may be recalled that Deepika made her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage in 2017. Incidentally, Deepika’s much-hyped wedding ceremony event (with top star hero Ranveer Singh) was held at an exotic foreign location in Italy. Chaitanya Padukone
Apart from starring in it, the talented actress will also co-produce the film through her banner, Ka Productions. In fact, Deepika made her debut as a producer with her 2020 film Chhapaak. STXfilms is also in negotiations with Temple Hill Productions Wyck Godfrey and producer Marty Bowen, known for films such as The Twilight franchise, The Fault in Our Stars, Love Simon, to develop the project.
Speaking about the announcement, STX studio chairman Fogelson shared, “There is a reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She is enormously talented with an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar. While she has been a phenomenal success in many Eros International films, we are thrilled to be building a romantic comedy with her and our friends at Temple Hill. We believe this project gives us the opportunity to tap into the spirit, voice, characters, and vibrant settings of India and New York in ways that made Crazy Rich Asians (2018) feel so authentic and fresh.”
Career-wise, lead actress Deepika will next be seen in cricket-centric period movie 83, opposite husband Ranveer Singh. She is also awaiting the release of Shakun Batra’s next. The yet-to-be-titled film also stars Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi in lead roles.
She will also be seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in Siddharth Anand’s next upcoming film Fighter.
She is currently also working on the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan-starer Pathan, which also stars John Abraham in a lead role.