Could not relate to my character in 'Cocktail': Deepika

  Posted On: July 12, 2012 13:12 IST
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New Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) Actress Deepika Padukone, who plays a wild-child in her upcoming film "Cocktail", says she went out of her comfort zone for the role of Veronica.

"It is completely different from anything that I have ever played on-screen. I could not relate to the character at all. That is the reason it was very challenging for me.

Veronica is very fiery, feisty and super confident. It was out of my comfort zone," Deepika said.

The 26-year-old model-turned-actress said that her character is not an extension of the one she played in 2010 film "Break Ke Baad".

"It is not an extension of Aliya from 'Break Ke Baad'. I do not believe in playing safe and being repetitive. I was first offered the role of Meera in 'Cocktail'. But I refused it because it was similar to my character in 'Love Aaj Kal'. I took a risk, went out of my comfort zone by deciding to pay Veronica," she added.

"Cocktail" has been directed by Homi Adajania and co-produced by actor Saif Ali Khan, who also stars in the film. The film also marks the debut of model Diana Penty.

"I wanted to do something different, something more challenging. That is the reason when I was offered the role of Meera, I grabbed it with both hands. The transition from being a model to an actress was smooth, I took acting classes, attended workshops, took dance classes. I wanted to give it my best shot," Penty said.

Ever since the first trailor was out, the resemblance between the two leading ladies of the film has been much talked about- to an extent of them being called sisters.

"We did not realize it when we were shooting but when the promos came out, people started talking about it and it was then that we realized. People came to us and told us that we looked like sisters," Deepika said.

Source: news.taaza.com


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