Just two months after Priyanka Chopra graced the famous “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, it was now the turn of Deepika Padukone to appear on the show to promote her maiden Hollywood project, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. She shot for the show on 16th of Jan and it was aired in India yesterday. Dressed in a white Michael Kors outfit, Deepika’s, appearance on the show was all about class and wit. Her make-up artists, Elizabeth Saltzman and Hung Vanngo, did an amazing job by keeping her make-up subtle with just a touch of shine on her eyelids, flushed cheeks and a soft pink lip shade. With a natural loose wave hair, she looked stunning and fresh.
The host Ellen DeGeneres grilled Deepika on various fronts like work, personal and social life. The show began by talking about Prakash Padukone and when Deepika was asked about her father’s career, she very proudly spoke that her father played at a time in India when nobody really played professional badminton and everybody wanted to become a doctor or a lawyer. On asking if the Padukone’s hadn’t wanted her to follow in her father’s footsteps, she replied that her parents always gave her liberty to follow her heart and choose a career of her choice. Coming to her Hollywood debut, when Ellen asked her how she bagged this role opposite Vin Diesel , Deepika narrated the whole story and revealed that she actually auditioned for Furious 7 about two or three years ago; but for some reason didn’t get that role. Instead, the makers of xXx noticed her in this audition and offered her the role of Serena Unger in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
Known for messing with her guests, Ellen asked Deepika straight away about her rumored affair with Vin Diesel. Though Deepika is known for giving no-nonsense statements, she decided to answer this with wittiness and said that there’s no smoke without fire. She said that in her head, she has amazing babies with him. We have never seen her as a funny or witty person, so this “having babies with Vin Diesel” statement came as a surprise for us. Even the funny woman Ellen didn’t catch it and called her crazy.
This was Deepika’s second major appearance on the International platform this year after her debut at the Golden Globes InStyle after-party to promote xXx: Return of Xander Cage a few days ago.