Mon, Feb 27, 2017 | updated 05:22 AM IST

Vin Diesel's stardom has long-standing connection with India

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 05:15 IST
Mumbai [India], Jan. 13 (ANI): Vin Diesel, who is in India on a two-day promotional tour for ' xXx: Return of Xander Cage,' has a long-standing connection with this country!

Excited about his visit to India, the actor, during a press-meet here, explained how his success and stardom has an Indian-connection.

"The first movie that my father took me to see was 'The Thief of Bagdad,' starring Sabu. From that moment, as a five-year-old, I always imagined movie stars could look different than the ones that work in Hollywood, like myself. So, there is a long-standing connection with Hollywood and India and my stardom and successful career," he said.

The 49-year-old actor was seen all praise for Deepika Padukone and thanked her for bringing him the opportunity to visit India.

"I was waiting for the opportunity to come to India and it was this queen here, this angel who made it possible. It is such a blessing to have someone with such a beautiful soul in my life," said Diesel.

Adding, "Being in this city is a dream come true. When we started filming xXx, she said, 'I have one request. I want to do a huge Hollywood premiere in my country, India.' So the fact that we are here, means that we have delivered on that promise."

During the press con, the 'Fast and Furious' star even mentioned that he found the leggy lass mind blowing in 'Bajirao Mastani', "I saw Deepika in Bajirao Mastani and it was mind blowing."

The 31-year-old actress' Hollywood debut, that had a grand premiere last night, will hit the theatres in India on January 14. (ANI)

Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 27 (ANI): Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who is showing his displeasure against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban by not attending the Oscars this year, feels global protest to this ban is powerful.

Full Story >>

New Delhi (India), Feb. 27 (ANI): What is the most unique way to prepare for Hollywood's biggest night? 'Moonlight' director, Barry Jenkins has the perfect answer.

Full Story >>

Justin Timberlake warms up for the Oscars

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 03:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Everyone is getting ready for the Academy Awards and the nominees too are preparing themselves in their own manner.

Full Story >>

London [UK], Feb. 27 (ANI): How would you feel if you get nominated for an Oscar and it gets cancelled just before the award ceremony?

Full Story >>

London [UK], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Oscar dress row between Meryl Streep and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield does not seems to be ending quickly as the actress hits out at the designer for defaming her.

Full Story >>

London (UK), Feb. 27 (ANI): Casey Affleck, known for his calm behaviour bluntly showed his displeasure over U.S. President Donald Trump's 'un-American' policies.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Academy Awards are just few hours away and we can expect the award ceremony to turn all political. But, it looks like U.S. President Donald Trump's supporters are already in a mood to boycott the star-studded awa

Full Story >>

Mumbai [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Known for his elegance and graceful personality, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan walked the ramp for fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Full Story >>

Los Angeles (India), Feb. 26 (ANI): Bill Paxton, known as the people's actor known for his roles in 'Aliens', 'Titanic' and 'Twister' has died at the age of 61.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): For the first time in these five seasons, three directors Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan and Zoya Akhtar came together to grace the couch of Karan Johar's 'Koffee With Karan' where the trio spilled the beans about the habits of the superstars.

Full Story >>

Pregnant Natalie Portman to give Oscars a miss

Updated: Feb 26, 2017 20:18 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): Citing her pregnancy, the leading lady of 'Jackie' - and multiple best actress nominee - Natalie Portman said she is not attending the upcoming prestigious Academy Awards.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [INDIA], Feb. 26 (ANI): Just hours before Oscars 2017, our two Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are already making waves with their glamorous appearances at the pre-Oscar parties in Los Angeles.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): After being trolled for her shocking makeover, Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia has lashed out at her haters, saying do not let any bullying or insecure soul bring you or your confidence down.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): King Khan, who has never shied away from gushing over his children, recently shared a picture of his youngest and melted hearts with his beautiful message.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Bollywood's King Khan has heaped praises for late filmmaker Yash Chopra for "single handedly" creating his career and added that upon latter's insistence that he was able to succeed in the romance genre.

Full Story >>

New Delhi (India), Feb. 26 (ANI): Since the time Donald Trump has taken over as the U.S. President, Hollywood has been quite vocal about displeasure over his policies and decisions.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): In a white t-shirt and black skirt, with frills all over it, it was bold and feisty actress Anushka Sharma, who graced the Vogue cover, for their March edition!

Full Story >>

London [UK], Feb. 26 (ANI): Date, time, place, nominations and winners- these are some points each and every person knows about the 89th Annual Academy Awards

Full Story >>

Politics at Oscars? Debate British stars

Updated: Feb 26, 2017 05:45 IST

London [UK], Feb. 26 (ANI): Looks like, Oscars this year, has turned into a platform to slam the U.S President Donald Trump and his political moves.

Full Story >>

Will Oscar 2017 go all political this year?

Updated: Feb 26, 2017 05:43 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): Keeping the trend, set by Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Award 2017, in mind, expecting a 'political' wave at the 89th Annual Academy Awards is inevitable.

Full Story >>