Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone in ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. Image Credit: Supplied

Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her Hollywood debut with the Vin Diesel-starrer xXx: Return of Xander Cage, will return to the franchise for its fourth instalment, according to its director DJ Caruso.

Caruso, on Twitter, welcomed Chinese singer-actor Roy Wang to the xXx family on Monday.

A social media user then asked: “What about Deepika Padukone. Will she be a part of the film””

“Yes,” replied Caruso, thereby confirming that the popular actress will be back in the action-packed franchise.

Asked if there was any update on Padukone’s shooting schedule for the film, Caruso responded to a fan: “Working it out now, script being scheduled.”

Padukone’s foray into Hollywood had created a strong buzz. In fact, Diesel made his maiden visit to India last year when he headed to Mumbai with Caruso and the Bollywood actress to promote xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

The franchise began with the 2002 film xXx, which was followed by the 2005 entertainer xXx: State of the Union.

The third xXx movie, featuring Padukone as Serena Unger, had grossed over $300 million worldwide (Dh1.1 billion).