MUMBAI MIRROR (January 19, 2017)

Vin Diesel famously gushed over his xXx: Return of Xander Cage co-star, Deepika Padukone, ahead of the film’s Indian release last week in Mumbai. Now, Bollywood’s Mastani appears to be returning the favour as they embark on promotions in Hollywood ahead of the film’s US release on January 20.

Making her first ever appearance on an American talk show with the Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday, Dippy spoke about her Indian origins and how, at 16, she asked her mum, Ujjala Padukone, for Rs 10 thousand to get a professional portfolio made.

The highpoint of the show which will be telecasted in India on Romedy Now today at 7 pm, came when comedian-host Ellen noted that the picture that fuelled speculations of her doing a film with Vin had an element of romance. Deepika gushed in response, “Well, there is no smoke without fire, you know… I mean in my head I think, like yeah, we are together and we have this amazing chemistry, and we live together and we have these amazing babies! But it’s all in my head.”