‘Cocktail’ is not a romantic comedy, says Deepika Padukone

Dubai: Deepika Padukone, who has been paired again with her ‘Love Aaj Kal’ co-star Saif Ali Kan in a seemingly similar romantic drama ‘Cocktail’, dismisses any similarities between the two movies.

According to the 26-year-old actress, the latest film is a never-seen-before tale of two best friends and a flirt.

“I would never have taken up the film if it had any resemblance to Meera of ‘Love Aaj Kal’. That’s precisely why I didn’t take up Diana Penty’s role. Playing Veronica out of the two friends was more challenging,” Gulf news quoted her as telling tabloid!.

“It was liberating to be Veronica.

“When I took on the role, I knew I had to play this role with a lot of confidence. I had to look uninhibited, yet not over-the-top. I wanted Veronica to look like an extension of myself. Believe me, she’s a loud, free-spirited character and it would have been easy to over-act. I did not want to get carried away,” she said.

She then spoke about how the song ‘Daaru Desi’ became a hit.

“Barring ‘Daaru Desi’, I expected all the songs from ‘Cocktail’ to become a rage. Usually, I have a good ear for music but I did not see ‘Daaru Desi’ becoming such a rage. I hated the song from day one. In this industry, you should always expect the unexpected to happen,” she said.

Deepika also said that her upcoming movie ‘Cocktail’ is not a romantic comedy.

“The trailers may give you that impression. But, it’s a love story with an urban approach and a desi (Indian) soul. To me playing Veronica has been a personal journey. It just struck me today that the end is near and the verdict will soon be out,” she added.