The hit pair of Love Aaj Kal – Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone are back on the screen yet again with Cocktail, which releases today. Debutante Diana Penty, a supermodel, joins the two in the movie, which looks like a heady mix of friendship and love. The movie has already created a lot of buzz amongst the youngsters with its trendsetting fashion statements, and chartbusters like Tum hi ho bandhu and Daaru desi.
Directed by Being Cyrus director Homi Adajania, Cocktail is co-produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan of Illuminati films, the story is centred around Gautam (Saif), Meera (Diana) and Veronica (Deepika), Gautam is an incorrigible flirt, while Meera, a pretty girl who wears Indian clothes and exudes Indian values, comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start, and Veronica is a party animal. As three people living together, they all have a blast – until love happens! The perfect friendship turns confusing, and love becomes complicated. Homi Adajania says Imran Khan was his first choice for the film. “Saif was not the first choice. Imran was supposed to do it but he was not sure if he wanted to do it at that point of a time,” he said.
Actors Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani feature in supporting roles. Explaining their presence in the cast, he said: “Dimple and Boman are also there in the film and it is not like they were in Being Cyrus so are part of this film as well. It is not a matter of familiarity but using talented actors who fit the bill.” Actor Randeep Hooda will be seen in a cameo. The film has already grabbed eyeballs for its ultra-modern styling by designer Anaita Shroff Adajania, and bagged a thumbs-up for its music, composed by Pritam Chakraborty.
Quirky song Second hand jawaani, with Saif, Deepika and Diana grooving together, has also gained popularity among music lovers.
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