News|May 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Deepika Talks about Cocktail

Deepika Padukone is much excited about her upcoming release “Cocktail” and she clarifies that her character of Veronica in “Cocktail” is nothing similar to her character of Meera from 2009 hit “Love Aaj Kal”.

The doubts arose when people saw the trailer of Cocktail and started comparing her two characters,

“The minute people see Saif and me together, they will think about ‘love Aaj Kal’. Yes, of course, Imtiaz has written the script, but it is directed by Homi Adajania who had earlier made ‘Being Cyrus’,”

Deepika told reporters.

“Yes, it is a love story, but it is also about friendship, betrayal, fun and trust. So I think in terms of the film, it is very, very different,”

she insisted.

In the Promos Deepika who plays Veronica is shown mouthing some bold dialogues,  

“I am not the film’s writer. The dialogues were written based on the character that I am playing. Veronica is a very confident girl. She is very self-assured.”

” ‘love Aaj Kal’ was a very different role for me. In this film, I was offered both the roles. My producer Dino (Dinesh Vijan) was kind enough to offer me both the roles. He said that you choose which one you want. I took it as a challenge and Imtiaz (Ali) also suggested to me that since Meera from ‘love Aaj Kal’ is so similar to the other character in the film, it would be interesting for me to play Veronica,”

said the 26-year-old.

“I am so glad I went with that because when the trailer released two days ago, the response has been fantastic. What people are also reacting to is the fact that they have not seen me play something like this or look like this on-screen,”

she added.

She has teamed up with Saif Ali Khan in “Cocktail”, which is written by Imtiaz Ali and directed by Homi Adajania. Model Diana Penty also features in it.

“Cocktail” is scheduled for a July 13 release.