9 years of Cocktail: Deepika Padukone credits the film as a turning point for her career in Bollywood

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Every artiste has one turning point in their career which opens the door of stardom for them. For Deepika Padukone it was Homi Adajania’s Cocktail. Prior to this film, the viewers had mostly seen the leggy beauty in girl-next-door avatars. With Cocktail, Deepika was able to change the audience’s perception of her by attempting an unconventional role.

Today, as Cocktail completes 9 years of its release, the leggy beauty recalled how things changed for her after this film. Deepika credited director Homi Adajania for helping her deliver one of the most memorable roles of her career.

Starring Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty and Deepika Padukone, Cocktail hit the silver screens on July 13. Recalling her experience of playing thye role of Veronica in Cocktail, Deepika said that the film changed a lot for her professionally and impacted her personally.

“I’ve always believed that while you put a little part of yourself in every character you play, you also carry a part of that character with you forever. And therefore, Veronica will always be one of the most special characters I’ve played on screen; one that changed a lot for me professionally and impacted me personally,” the actress told Hindustan Times. The actress even credits the film to be a turning point in her career.

Deepika first had assumed that she was offered the role of Meera (played by Diana), but when writer Imtiaz Ali requested her to read the script again for Veronica, she agreed to take that part. While she was excited to attempt something new, she was equally nervous. Deepika credits director Homi Adajnia for helping her believe that she can pull off this role easily.

Written by Imtiaz and Sajid Ali, Cocktail also starred  Boman Irani, Dimple Kapadia and Randeep Hooda in guest appearances. The film’s songs are still loved by the music lovers.

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