Ever since it has been reported that Deepika Padukone would be making an appearance for promoting her movies on Ellen DeGeneres’ The Ellen Show, for the film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which is her Hollywood debut, there has been lot of gossip about how she would compete up against Priyanka Chopra.
Ellen welcomed Deepika. Deepika was seen dressed in a white Michael Kors outfit. The show began by talking about Prakash Padukone and her Childhood.
Ellen asked about Prakash Padukone’s badminton career, and Deepika told about it proudly: “He played at a time in India when nobody really played professional badminton… everybody wanted to become a doctor or a lawyer, (but he was a sportsperson).”
Deepika also played badminton in her young days, Ellen asked her why she didn’t follow that path.
“It would have made him happy,” said Deepika, “but he always said, follow your heart.”
“I knew by the time that I was 16 that I wanted to be an actress. And that being in front of the camera made me very, very happy,” she added.
“I sat my mother down one day and said ‘Can I please borrow Rs 10,000 from you? I needed money to shoot a portfolio. I told them one day I’d make them proud, and someday I’d repay them.”
Deepika has done around 30 films in India, Ellen told her that must be a proud moment for her.
The conversation then led to her new movie — xXx — and how she got the role opposite action star Vin Diesel. As Deepika explained the series of incidents that led up to her being aprt of the movie. Ellen also quiestioned her about her chemistry with Diesel.
“It’s all in my head!” Deepika said, laughing. “So in my head I think, like yeah, we are together and we have this amazing chemistry, and we live together and we have these amazing babies! But it’s all in my head.”