Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut, XxX: Return of Xander Cage, opens in theaters tomorrow .The actress was seen along with her XxX co-star Vin Diesel and director DJ Caruso, who arrived in Mumbai today.
They were welcomed in Maharashtrian style with turbaned men playing the renowned nashik dhol, while saree-clad women applied a red tikka on the actors’ foreheads.
There ain’t no welcome like a desi welcome! But it was a relief that nobody got a horse for Diesel to sit on.
A press conference will be held in Mumbai in the evening where they’ll chat with media about the movie. This will be their first appearance in India, where the film is releasing before anywhere in the world.
Before Mumbai, the xXx team was promoting the film in London and Mexico.
According to reports, a star-studded gala premiere of the movie will be held in the evening, which Padukone will host. A number of Bollywood celebrities are expected to attend the event after which a glitzy party has been planned to make Diesel feel at home.
Quoting a source, a News 18 report said, “In order to make arrangements, Diesel’s security team visited India earlier to conduct a recce. Apart from his personal security guards, Vin Diesel’s security has been beefed up to an additional 50 security guards during the course of his India promotions.”
Here’s the video of Deepika Padukone and Vin Diesel being welcomed in Mumbai, Maharashtrian style.