Deepika Padukone is one of the most celebrated Bollywood actresses of recent times. Starting her journey opposite to superstar Shah Rukh Khan, she has given numerous hit movies that captivated the fans.
With about 30 films, most of them successful, there is one movie that is very close to her heart. During an interview, she revealed that this movie has changed her life for better. Can you guess the name? It’s Cocktail! The film that crossed the mark of Rs 300 Cr, also had a significant impact on her life.
Released in 2012, she played the role of “Veronica” in the movie. The character was that of a cool uptown girl who lives life in a carefree way. She shared that this character is so unlike her that it liberated her. This is what she shared:
“The character I played (Veronica) was completely different than who I am personally, and I felt like playing her completely opened me up. I felt like a different, more authentic person after that film and I’ve felt this way ever since.”
She further said that the film helped her in breaking the stereotypes she had about the life of an actress:
“There was a stereotype in my own mind of what an actress should be, what she should look like, dress like, etc. Cocktail is a film that changed a lot of things for me because I think that movie came to me at a point in my life when I was coming into my own. I was having a breakthrough with myself and the role I played in that film sort of enhanced that entire experience for me.”
Presently Deepika is gearing up for the shoot of an upcoming gangster drama where she plays the role of a mafia queen.
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