Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend, but when it comes to actress Deepika Padukone it is all about gold. The former model says traditionally and culturally, there is something very special about gold.

The Bajirao Mastani star is so fond of gold that for a special party in 2013 she had donned a full-length golden dress. The actress also loves wearing saris with golden work. Deepika is fond of the metal because of the cultural history attached to it.

Deepika Padukone dressed in a golden dress walked the Red Carpet at the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013

Traditionally and culturally there is something very special about gold. It is celebratory and festive, and stands for positivity and prosperity. I like giving gifts which have some gold detail on it even if it’s just a gold colour ribbon to wrap a gift.

Deepika said in a statement.

On the films front, she will be soon making her Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Directed by D.J. Caruso, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, a sequel to the 2002 film xXx and 2005 film xXx: State of the Union, also stars Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.

The film is slated to release on January 20, 2017.