Eros International and Illuminati Films have just launched the trailer of their upcoming production Cocktail on YouTube. The film stars Saif Ali Khan as Gautam, Deepika Padukone as Veronica and marks the debut of Diana Penty as Meera.
The trailer went live on YouTube on Sunday evening and so far had over 735,00 views. Cocktail has been written by Imtiaz Ali along with his brother Sajid Ali and is directed by Homi Adajania whose wife and well-known designer Anaita Shroff Adajania designed the costumes for the two leading ladies in the film.
Cocktail is also the third film coming out of Illuminati Films, headed by Dinesh Vijan and Saif Ali Khan and like the last two (Love Aaj Kal, Agent Vinod) has been shot in London too. Vijan told us that the film is completely based in London. “We shot a lot here but there are also a lot of pivotal scenes we shot on a set. The whole film is based here, in London. It’s a love triangle and Deepika is very good in Cocktail,” says Vijan. However, the crew also shot some sequences in Cape Town and Delhi.
You have seen the cool poster and of course we are sure you have watched the trailer! Let’s introduce you to the characters in Cocktail.
Gautam – The Casanova: (Saif Ali Khan)
Gautam lives and works in London but most of the time, he is just hitting on pretty ladies. He is a typical Casanova and never wastes an opportunity to flirt. Gautam is also seen chatting up Tena Desae in the trailer who was recently seen in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. But Gautam is confused. He does not realise when someone gets serious with him, which is another typical trait of youngsters living in the UK.
Meera – The One Your Mother would love (Diana Penty)
Meera, comes to London for a fresh start. She is the type of girl who is liked by all mothers for their sons. She is shy, maybe even boring but loves to dance, however only when she is alone. Meera hates everything that is Gautam and finds him quite annoying when he tries to be over-friendly with her at a London airport, just as she had arrived here.
Veronica – The Party Animal: (Deepika Padukone)
Partying, drinking and travelling, that is what Veronica, portrayed by Deepika Padukone, pretty much likes to do. Unlike Meera, Veronica is not shy and doesn’t see a problem to be around a guy without wearing pants. She dances at nightclubs and doesn’t mind if she is the centre of attraction. Just like Gautam approaches girls, it’s ok for Veronica to approach a stranger and dance with him passionately. She is a modern, broad-minded girl living in London and enjoying her life to the fullest.
Is it Friendship or is it Love?
The three become friends and it’s quite evident that Veronica likes Gautam and the Casanova that he is, he gets cozy with her too. Meera doesn’t like him but because of their common friend, they get to know each other. They hang out together, party together and become inseparable. But does Gautam like Meera more than Veronica? Does Meera actually love Gautam too? Who will Gautam chose as his life partner? Friendships are confusing and sometimes good friends may be too good to share.
Cocktail also stars Boman Irani and Dimple Kapadia who shot for the film in London with the rest of the cast. In the trailer, Saif, Deepika and Diana are seen partying at The Grand nightclub, dancing outside the Edgar Wallace pub in Covent Garden, having fun at Battersea Park and chilling out on Maidens Cove beach in Cape Town.
Cocktail releases on 13th July this year.
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Watch the trailer again to see the fun that is in store.