Deepika sizzles at London premiere of ‘xXx’

Deepika sizzles at London premiere of ‘xXx’
Actress Deepika Padukone arrives at the premiere of the film “xXx Return of Xander Cage” in London, Wednesday. (AP)
Updated 11 January 2017

Deepika sizzles at London premiere of ‘xXx’

Deepika sizzles at London premiere of ‘xXx’

LONDON: American actor Vin Diesel marked his return to the “xXx” franchise at the European premiere of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” in London on Wednesday.
Diesel, also known for the “Fast & Furious” series, first appeared as crime-fighting government agent Xander Cage in 2002’s “xXx.”
He skipped the sequel “xXx2: The Next Level,” which was led by Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe, but has now made a comeback in the third installment of the series.
This chapter sees Cage end his self-imposed exile and recruit a new team to recover a sinister weapon called Pandora’s Box, according to studio Paramount Pictures.
“I wanted to make a movie that was just pure fun and I wanted to laugh on screen,” Diesel said.
Recalling his stunts he said: “The whole opening sequence was truly extreme, snowless skiing and long boarding. It was too much fun.”
Ruby Rose, who plays sniper Adele Wolff, praised her co-star Diesel saying: “There is nobody else like him in the world. He’s a beautiful soul with the biggest heart.”
Rose was joined by her fellow leading ladies Hermione Corfield, Indian actress Deepika Padukone and Nina Dobrev as well as producer Jeff Kirschenbaum and Thai martial artist Tony Jaa — who also entertained fans with some impromptu karaoke.
“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” begins its global theatrical rollout from Jan 18.