Deepika Padukone will make her return to Hollywood with an upcoming cross-cultural romantic comedy, following her 2017 debut in Vin Diesel starrer XXX: Return of Xander Cage. The film will be produced by a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions, reported Deadline.
In addition to starring in the film, Padukone will also co-produce it under her banner Ka Productions. STXfilms is also in talks with Temple Hill Productions’ Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (of Twilight and Fault In Our Stars fame) to develop the story which will centre on Padukone’s character.
“Ka Productions was founded with the aim to develop and produce purposeful content with global appeal. I’m thrilled to be partnering with STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions, who share Ka’s ambition and creative vision and look forward to bringing impactful and dynamic cross-cultural stories to the world,” the actress said in a statement.
Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement, “There is a reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She is enormously talented with an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar. While she has been a phenomenal success in many Eros International films, we are thrilled to be building a romantic comedy with her and our friends at Temple Hill. We believe this project gives us the opportunity to tap into the spirit, voice, characters and vibrant settings of India and New York in ways that made Crazy Rich Asians feel so authentic and fresh.”