“Saif and Deepika are a safe bet” : Producer of ‘Cocktail’

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MUMBAI: After being paired up together in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Aarakshan’, Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone are being cast together for the third time in ‘Cocktail’ as the film-makers felt it would work.

"In a way to have Saif and Deepika was a safe bet. Deepika has grown as an actor and Saif is amazing in this genre. The film is for people aged between 12 and 50. It is about friendship, love, romance and has something for all kinds of audience. It is a love story," said producer Dinesh Vijan.

The first look of the Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy was released three days ago. Speaking about the title Dinesh said, "Its an English title but from an auto-driver to a person staying in a pent house, the meaning of cocktail is same for everyone – mix. We were earlier thinking of calling it ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’ but the only similarity is Saif, Deepika and Imtiaz (screenplay). We could have done that, as sequels help the prospects of a film. But this film having all necessary ingredients demanded a title like ‘Cocktail’."

Releasing on July 13, ‘Cocktail’ is made under Illuminati Films, and also features model Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani.

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