Grand Maratha Welcome For Deepika Padukone & Vin Diesel In India
Dhol, ‘tutari’ and ’tilak’ made up for a rousing reception for Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who is here to promote his forthcoming release “xXx: Return of the Xander Cage” along with co-star Deepika Padukone and director DJ Caruso.
They arrived at the typical desi fanfare of women dressed in red saris and yellow turbans and ‘band, baaja’. Diesel looked excited as he waved out to the media and to the crowd there with much gusto.
Dressed in white jeans, a black t-shirt and a pair of shades, he walked out of the airport here hand-in-hand with Deepika, who sported an all-black look complete with black stilettos.
A traditional ‘Tilak’ lent a further desi touch to the welcome ceremony after which the three celebrities happily posed for the shutterbugs.
The movie is a new installment in the “xXX” series after the 2002 film “xXx” and the 2005 entertainer “xXx: State of the Union”. It also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.