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Turning Deepika into Veronica

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Director Homi Adajania can be said to have infused new life into the career of Deepika Padukone with Cocktail (2012). And recently, speaking to a leading daily on the occasion of Cocktail completing five years, the filmmaker admitted that such was his intention all along. "Deepika came with a bunch of not-so-successful films behind her. So she was hungry to break the mould. At our first meeting, I told her, 'Let's forget your pretty face…I want people to leave the theatre knowing that Deepika Padukone is a reliable actor. Making her Veronica - a free-spirited party girl - was my biggest challenge. She was my favourite character in the film." We sure would love other such collaborations between the director and Deepika.
The actress too remembered her association fondly and in fact celebrated five years of Instagram with this social media post  captioned - "My best man ever!You set me free...

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