Don't know Deepika Padukone? You may soon, as the Bollywood superstar is looking to break into the Hollywood big time. And it seems she may have found the perfect project to do so. Rumor has it that she's joined XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, and will be starring as Vin Diesel's new love interest. The Indian actress helped spur on this rumor with a post on her personal Instagram.

Deepika Padukone posted a cryptic photo of herself peering over the shoulder of a bald man many believe to be actor Vin Diesel. She is standing in front of the iconic xXx logo. The Indian daily newspaper Deccan Herald reported on Saturday that the actress had actually signed on as the female lead. But that news has yet to officially break in the states. Deepika Padukone's publicist has also posted a message on Facebook praising her client.

"Am so so proud of this girl. What an announcement... What a journey it has been!!"

The news may not surprise some Vin Diesel fans who have been keeping up with the behind-the-scenes reports on his previous movies. The action star desperately wanted Deepika Padukone to co-star in Furious 7, which would have marked her American debut. The actress had to turn the role down due to prior commitents that couldn't be worked out. Now, it appears the two will finally get the chance to work together after all.

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is the third filming the action series starring Vin Diesel as the title character. The first film was released in 2002 and was a box office success. Though, it did not receive very many good reviews across the board. Diesel didn't return in 2005's XXX: State of the Union, which saw Ice Cube taking over the lead role. A short film released on DVD actually showed Xander Cage dying. But he will be resurrected for the latest sequel. A revival of the series has been in the planning stages since Fast & Furious debuted in 2009. The fourth installment in the long running series was an unexpected blockbuster hit, and helped refuel that franchise. Sony hoped the same would be true for xXx. But its been six years and counting, and the film still isn't officially shooting yet.

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Last January, Vin Diesel announced that principle photography on XXX: The Return of Xander Cage would being this month. We haven't heard whether or not that is still the plan, with the production set to take place in the Philippines. D.J. Caruso is directing the sequel. You can take a look at Deepika Padukone's Instagram post here.

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