Bollywood’s reigning diva, Deepika Padukone, has bagged herself a juicy role in the next instalment of one of the most successful Hollywood franchisee ever- The Fast & Furious. The actress shall be making her presence felt opposite tough guys Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. Kangana Ranaut and Chitrangada Singh were other two strong contenders who were being considered for the role, but Deepika managed to make the final cut. Apparently, the casting agents were seeking ‘someone slender and statuesque’, i.e. someone like Deepika.
At present, the actress is in Dubai shooting for Shahrukh Khan starrer Happy New Year. Fast & Furious 7 is scheduled for a July 2014 release.