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Deepika Padukone to star and co-produce Hollywood cross-cultural romantic comedy

BP World Bureau | Aug 31 2021 01:02:20 PM
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Deepika Padukone is all set to return to Hollywood. She will be starring in a cross-cultural romantic comedy which is being developed by STXfilms. She will also be co-producing the film.

STXFilms chairman Adam Fogelson announced that the studio is in negotiations with Temple Hill Productions Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen to develop the film centered around Deepika.

He said that reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India is that she is enormously talented with an infectious personality. "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," he added.

Fogelson said that their project will give 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".

Deepika Padukone stated that her company, Ka Productions was founded to develop and produce "purposeful content with global appeal". She added that STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions shared Ka's ambition and creative vision and that she is thrilled to be partnering with them. "look forward to bringing impactful and dynamic cross-cultural stories to the world," she said in a statement.

The actress is currently shooting for 'Pathan' with Shah Rukh Khan. She will also be seen in Shakun Batra's untitled film and the official Hindi remake of 'The Intern' with Amitabh Bachchan.