Press Trust of India
July 09, 2012 13:57 IST
Even as Deepika Padukone's latest film Cocktail has garnered positive response for its music and look, the actress says she is not bothered about box office results.
"This film is very special to me. Personally it has been a journey for me as an actor as I have invested in this film
physically, mentally and emotionally. I want people to enjoy and feel for the film as I do. I am not concerned about box office, I don't care how much money it earns," Deepika told reporters.
The Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika and debutante Diana Penty, besides Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani.
"For me money does not matter. I want people to enjoy the film. Critics and people enjoy it, in that case if the film
earns money then that's good," she said. 'Cocktail' is a story of three friends - Gautam (Saif), a flirt, Meera (Diana), a girl with 'desi' values, and Veronica (Deepika) who is bold and outspoken. The film is about how the friendship becomes confusing and love gets complicated. "The film is a journey of three friends of different personalities and then how love happens as a cocktail," Deepika said.
Deepika was offered both the roles of Meera and Veronica but she chose to play the latter.
"This role was most challenging as I have come out of my comfort zone. I have taken a risk. When Dinesh Vijan
(producer) asked me to pick up a role out of the two - Meera or Veronica, I thought I have already done something like Meera in Love Aaj Kal so why to repeat same thing, hence I chose Veronica. To play Meera would be similar and Veronica is new and challenging," she said.