No Oscars 2017 appearance for Deepika Padukone

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


The rumour mills were in overdrive today when it was suggested that Deepika Padukone, who will soon be in LA for the success bash of ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ (2017), would be seen making her debut on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars. The actress has refuted these reports.

“That’s an interesting question…. But no, no,” said the actress, according to PTI, when asked if there is truth to the rumours. The actress was attending a launch event today.

Padukone further spoke about the success of her Hollywood debut, “For me, what was really heartening was the way India embraced the film. I think just the way everyone embraced my performance, even the way I spoke in the film, that makes me really happy. To step out of your comfort zone and work in a territory that you’re absolutely unfamiliar with and not knowing what the end result might be, then to see that translate into this kind of love and appreciation, it makes me feel like it’s worth taking all of those risks”.

Padukone has been shooting for ‘Padmavati’ which sees her reunite with Sanjay Leela Bhansali once more.

The film releases in November.