Deepika Padukone's Cocktail turns 9: Veronica will forever be one of the most memorable characters I’ve played
Nine Years of Cocktail, Deepika Padukone remembers the role which is very close to her heart
Bollywood lady superstar Deepika Padukone has treated her fans and Indian audiences with various characters and memorable performances within the career span of thirteen years. The turning point in Deepika's filmy career is portraying the character of 'Veronica' in 'Cocktail'. Post that film she delivered many other notable characters and wonderful performances.
As the film turns 9 years, Deepika went down memory lane, and shared about the "turning point", that Cocktail was for her.
Talking about Cocktail, the actress shares, “I’ve considered while you put a little part of yourself in every role you play, you also carry a part of that nature with you forever. Veronica will ever be one of the most extraordinary characters I’ve performed; one that changed a lot for me professionally and struck me personally"
When asked if Veronica was a turning point for her career, Deepika said, "Yes. If a character resonated with millions, then clearly there was something about it that viewers sympathised with,” she says.
Remembering how she prepped for the role, Deepika shares "When I was given the script to read, I thought it was for Meera’s character (played by Penty). Director Imtiaz Ali asked me up one day and asked me to re-read the script for Veronica. After a few of days and giving it some thought, I realised what he meant and saw what he saw. While I had butterflies in my tummy, I also knew I was ready for it."
She adds, "I don’t think I would have been able to do what I did if it wasn’t for Homi Adajania. He gave me wings to fly and made me believe I could do no wrong. With that belief, we were able to create a character that will live in our hearts forever.”