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Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Dhol, ‘tutari’ and ’tilak’ made up for a rousing reception for Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who is here to promote his forthcoming release “xXx: Return of the Xander Cage”. Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, who got a ‘desi’ welcome in India on Thursday morning, says he dreamt of exploring the country and is glad that his dream has finally come true.

Diesel, along with his xXx: Return of Xander Cage co-star Deepika Padukone and director D.J. Caruso, was welcomed with dhol, ‘tutari’ and ’tilak’. They arrived to a typical desi fanfare of women dressed in traditional Marathi nauvari (nine-yard) saris and yellow turbans.

Taking time out from his packed schedule, Diesel took to Instagram to express his views.

He posted: “So honoured to be here in India for the first time. The xXx Global tour has been great and now I and Deepika Padukone are going to share this film with her country today. As a child, I always dreamed of visiting India… Thank you Paramount for making this dream come true. Xander.”

Diesel’s two-day India trip has a lot of things planned. He is promoting xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which is releasing in India on Friday — before anywhere else in the world.

The actors, along with other members of the film’s cast and crew, have been on an extensive worldwide promotional spree to promote the film. They visited London and Mexico before coming to India.

The movie is a new instalment in the xXX series after the 2002 film xXx and the 2005 entertainer xXx: State of the Union. It also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.

Hollywood actor Vin Diesel and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone arrive at the airport in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2017. Vin Diesel and Deepika will be promoting their film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in Mumbai. (Pravin Utturkar/ SOLARIS IMAGES)

Mumbai: Hollywood actors Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone coming out from Kalina Airport in Mumbai on January 12, 2017. Vin Diesel is visiting India for the promotions of his film xXx – Return of Xander Cage. (Photo: IANS)

Hollywood actor Vin Diesel and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone arrive at the airport in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2017. Vin Diesel and Deepika will be promoting their film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in Mumbai. (Pravin Utturkar/ SOLARIS IMAGES)

 

 

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