Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who is in India today to promote his forthcoming film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, says visiting the country is a childhood dream come true.

Accompanied by the film’s director D J Caruso and actress Deepika Padukone, who’s making her Hollywood debut with the action-thriller, Vin was given a desi welcome at the airport.

49-year-old Vin took to social media to share his excitement of being in India by posting a picture of himself with co-star Deepika.

“So honoured to be here in India for the first time. The xXx Global tour has been great and now I and @deepikapadukone are going to share this film with her country today,” the actor wrote on Instagram.

“As a child I always dreamed of visiting India… Thank you Paramount for making this dream come true. Xander.”

Vin landed in the morning at Mumbai on Thursday 12th January. Dressed in a blue T-shirt and denims, the actor was welcomed by a group of women wearing Maharashtrian ‘nauvari sari’ at the airport.

Deepika, who donned an all-black outfit, was all smiles and posed for the cameras with Diesel and Caruso.

Taking to Twitter, Caruso also expressed his excitement over visiting India for the film’s promotions.

“The greatest welcome ever! #XXXIndiaPremiere. Wow and a blessing to go with it,” he wrote.

The team is set to interact with their fans at Phoenix Mills and attend their film’s Indian premiere there. An after party has been planned nand is set to be attended by Bollywood celebrities.

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is the third film in the xXx franchise and a sequel to both “xXx” (2002) and “xXx: State of the Union” (2005) and releases . The film also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.