Deepika says her Veronica different from Meera


By Hindustan Times

Deepika Padukone returns with Cocktail and clarifies that both her character in the forthcoming film and the theme of the movie are different from what people saw in her 2009 hit Love Aaj Kal. The doubts about the similarity between the two films and her character arose after the first promos of Cocktail came out! 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.

"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 here Wednesday.

"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.

The promos show Deepika, who plays Veronica in the film, mouthing some bold dialogues.

She clarified: "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."

Why did she she choose to play Veronica?

" 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.

Cocktail is scheduled for a July 13 release.