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After “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” premiered in China on Jan. 19, Indian actress Deepika Padukone’s Chinese fans grew in number that she opened a Weibo account to interact with her followers in China.

She initially interacted with her fans in China when “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” debuted in China. The movie, which also stars Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev and Chinese actors Donnie Yen and Kris We, was shown in 2,000 cinemas in China.

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Transition from Bollywood to Hollywood

Her being part of the movie is part of Deepika Padukone’s transition from a Bollywood actress to an international career. To promote the action film, Deepika guested on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Access Hollywood,” Planet Bollywood reported. Interacting with China’s top social media site, Weibo, is part of Deepika Padukone’s global career move.

Controversy Over Test Shot Photo

But Hindustan Times reported that the actress is being accused of leaking test shots for Majid Majidi’s “Beyond the Clouds” to further boost her international career. The image, showing Deepika Padukone seated on white concrete blocks while wearing a printed long-sleeved blouse accented by a large green sash tied on the left side of her waist, became viral.

Rumors then swirled that she got the lead role for the film by the Iranian director. Reports say that Deepika Padukone took the test shots without having a copy of the script for the forthcoming movies. She reportedly told Majid Majidi that she would only accept the role if she reads the final draft of the script.

However, Deepika Padukone allegedly did not like the script since it failed her expectations, so she turned down the offer. The reason behind her decision is the former Bollywood star is not looking for something like the Iranian movie at this stage in her career.