When Hollywood star Vin Diesel visited India in 2017 for the promotions of xXx: Return of Xander Cage, it was a spectacle. The film also starred Deepika Padukone in a major role and so Vin’s visit was a star-studded affair.
Vin had called her a queen at the time, an angel who had brought him here. Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious franchise has a huge fan base in India and his visit was loved by his fans. “I was waiting for an opportunity to come to India. And it was this queen here, this angel who brought me. It’s such a blessing to have her in my life. What a blessing to have someone who is such a beautiful soul. I’ve wanted to work with Deepika for years. I met her years ago and saw that our chemistry was special,” he said.
At the film’s premiere in India, Vin said he was going because of what Deepika said to him. He said: “When we started filming xXx, she had one request. She told me she would like to do a big Hollywood premiere. Our film is about global harmony. My link with Deepika is proof of that multicultural global harmony. ”
When Vin came to visit, Deepika and Ranveer’s relationship was still messed up. While it was common knowledge that the two were in a relationship, the couple had remained mum about their love for each other. So it came as a surprise when Vin unknowingly let the cat out of the bag.
“It was just so funny. Last night, Ranveer, her friend gave me a sweet compliment. He said the control of your body is so impressive from a third person point of view because the way you turn and the way you stand has more impact than the words and the lines,” Vin said at the time.
He also added: “Ranveer was amazing. He came up for a moment and he is such a positive energy. He came with a big hug and later we became so friendly. And he probably came in at the right time when Deepika wasn’t home. He hung out for a few days.” Deepika and Ranveer tied the knot in Italy in 2018.
Vin Diesel, who is celebrating his 54th birthday on Saturday, was last seen driving Justin Lin’s F9.