It was tough to play Veronica: Deepika Padukone

Added by harini on Jul 06, 2012

Actress Deepika Padukone will be back on big screen as Veronica in her upcoming movie ‘Cocktail’. The actress said that playing role of Veronica wasn’t easy and she needed a lot of inner confidence to play it.

“When I was given the script I was offered both the roles… it was for me to decide which part to take up. I was confused. Then I felt I was ready to play Veronica. But I needed inner confidence to be able to pull it off as the character could go wrong in many ways,” she said to PTI.

Deepika Padukone sports a bikini in the movie, which has received positive response from her fans. But the actress said that getting the bikini body wasn’t all that easy.

“The Indian body type is somehow not suited for a bikini so I feel we Indians need to work a little extra on our body if we want to carry it off well. I changed my work out slightly,” she said.

“I had to sacrifice going out for dinners, every time Dino (Dinesh Vijan) decided to take the entire cast out, I would sit in my hotel and have steamed fish and not have any dessert. All this was not easy,” she added.

When asked about her character in the movie she said, “Veronica has grown up in a broken family so she hasn’t got the conventional love from her parents. She is feisty but not a rebel. She is a super confident girl who craves for attention. She is a girl who is out there to have fun and enjoy herself.”

“She is not apologetic about herself and is looking for stability because she has not had that in her life. At the same time, she is very emotional,” she added further.

Along with Deepika, the movie also stars Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty, who is making her Bollywood debut with this movie. This is the third time that actress has been paired opposite Saif Ali Khan and the actress can’t stop praising him.

“In spite of him (Saif Ali Khan) having worked so much, he is still someone who fits into these young love stories and romantic characters,” she concluded.

‘Cocktail’ directed by Homi Adajania is all set to release on July 13th.

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