Deepika is one step closer to making her debut in Hollywood.
Clearly turning down Fast and Furious 7 only makes Deepika Padukone more desirable for Hollywood action star, Vin Diesel.
Rumour has it the leggy beauty will be starring in the third xXx film, titled The Return of Xander Cage.
The first clue to their collaboration is her Instagram photo with Vin – well, the back of his highly recognisable bald head – and the xXx logo in the background.
The six-pack hunk then posts one right back on his Instagram and has both their fans at the edge of their seat!
Nambiar.a says: “Omg pleeeeease!! I think it’s gonna happen.”
Ex5_prime adds: “Wuhu….! She has achieved the height no bloody Indian actress did!”
Before this is a short video message, where he says: “We’re in a meeting for The Return of Xander Cage.
“I’m here with Anne McCarthy who is my go-to casting director. Work never stops.”
Unless this is a huge coincidence, otherwise he is most likely in talks with Deepika over some sort of film project.
Need more proof? An anonymous source reveals: “We heard some Deepika starlet from Bollywood was doing the new XXX with Vin.”
We’re pretty sure they mean to say Queen of Bollywood! Nevertheless, the Happy New Year (2015) actress is undoubtedly one step closer to making her debut in Hollywood.
If you think there may still be a small chance this is one of those rumours that will eventually fade away, Irrfan Khan is here to tell you it’s not!
His latest Facebook post says: “A big congratulation to our favorite ?#?Piku? for her smashing ?#?Hollywooddebut? with ?#?Vindiesel?.”
Neither Deepika nor Vin has confirmed this news, so we can’t help but wonder if Irrfan has leaked the good news or perhaps he is mistaken?
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will start filming in December 2015 in the Philippines, as announced by Vin himself on social media in summer 2015.
It follows the 2005 sequel, xXx: State of the Union, where Ice Cube swoops in and takes the leading role.
Vin was in the first original film and will reprise as Xander Cage, an extreme sports athlete-turned-spy in the third instalment.
Watch a clip of Vin Diesel in action from xXx (2002) here:
Introducing a foreign beauty like Deepika to the adrenaline-fuelled franchise will do wonders to its box office collection, which has already earned US$348 million (£232m) worldwide.
Ultimately, it will open many doors for the actress to pursue an international career. One only needs to look at what Priyanka Chopra has achieved over the years in the US with her music and acting.
We will be seeing plenty of Deepika in the next few months, as Bajirao Mastani and Tamasha are gearing up to hit the big screens.
And we sure hope she ventures out to Hollywood given the right opportunity and her beau Ranveer Singh’s permission!