Actress Deepika Padukone has been paired opposite Saif Ali Khan for the third time in the movie ‘Cocktail’. In fact the chemistry between Deepika and Saif Ali Khan is said to be one of the main reasons for ‘Love Aaj Kal’ movie’s success.
Actress Deepika Padukone said that chemistry between her and Saif wasn't something that they had planned.
“I guess things like chemistry is between characters more than anything else. When we set out to do Love Aaj Kal we did not plan that we are going to have this chemistry. It just happened...it is something we did not expect or planned out. Sometimes, some things just fall in place,” she said.
“‘Cocktail’ is a second romantic-comedy that we are doing together with Illuminati Production. Our chemistry is something that’s not tangible...you either have it or don't. For the kind of films that we have acted in, we need to have it. In love stories it’s very important,” she added.
Other than Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone the movie ‘Cocktail’ also stars debutant actress Diana Penty. Deepika said that movie is a story revolving around these three characters.
“‘Cocktail’ is about three different characters - Gautam, Veronica and Meera, their background is completely different. How they meet, how they become best friends, living under one roof. And when friendship turns into love, the cocktail of emotions between friendship and love begins,” she said.
At first director Homi Adajania had offered Deepika both the roles and had given her the option of choosing one.
“I was tempted to do Meera but I thought Veronica would be challenging. So I called up Imtiaz to help me chose out of the two, I told him I am keen to do both...can I do a double role. But Imtiaz told me I should play Veronica,” she said.
“I took very long time to detach from Veronica. I think every actor gets a role or a film in their life that they find hard to leave. For me Cocktail is a special film. I got so attached to the character of Veronica that after we finished shooting for the film, it was difficult for me to detach Veronica from myself,” she added.
When asked if she, Saif and Dinesh Vijan had formed their own group, the actress said, “No nothing like that...why will there be a camp. I am really happy that they believe in me so much which is why their production house gave me two films- Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail out of three. I do feel special to the production house but that is because Dinesh and I are on same level when it comes to understanding love stories.”
The movie is all set to release this Friday July 13th.