Deepika has made it to the coveted Time 100 Most Influential People list 2018.
Deepika is sharing the title with notable artists like Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and Gal Gadot. And seemingly, there is no one more happy for this feat than the celebrated actor Vin Diesel. He went on record to praise his co-star and friend Deepika Padukone. The two had worked together in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, Deepika’s first Hollywood film. He wrote: “Deepika is the best Earth has to offer. She’s not just here to represent India; she’s here to represent the world.”
“When Deepika Padukone came in to read for one of the Fast and the Furious films, I knew instantly I was in the presence of someone very special. As soon as she entered the room, there was a synchronicity, a synergy, a chemistry- sensing great things to come. Her schedule didn’t work for that movie, but I never gave up. She was the first role we cast in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” Vin also told that Deepika asked him to come to India if she did the movie. “Thank God I made that deal,” said Vin.
“Making that movie, Deepika took committed to a whole other level. That’s who she is as a performer. She wants the whole movie to shine, which is a rare thing. Anyone could talk about how beautiful she is, and anyone could tell you about her unmatched comedic timing. But she isn’t just a star. She’s an actor’s actor, dedicated to the craft,” Vin added.
Well, this level of adoration is killing us to the last beat. Deepika has undoubtedly amassed massive fan following not only in India but also in Hollywood.
Amongst other Indians who could make it to the Time 100 list includes cricketer Virat Kohli and Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal.