Cocktail completes 6 years of release today and it has profited one actor the most in all ways, ie, Deepika Padukone who channeled her inner Veronica so perfectly that she never had to look back and went on a ride of superlative success in the highway of Bollywood.
We all love Cocktail and there is no denying that! The film which was directed by Homi Adjania starred Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty. One of the best love stories about requited love and friendship-feuds, Cocktail worked well both among the audience and the critics. While Penty got the perfect launch-pad, Saif’s metro-sexual image went to an another high but the one actor who got wings post the film’s success was none other than the reigning queen of Bollywood currently, Deepika Padukone.
It seldom happens to a mainstream Bollywood actor that he or she climbs up the ladder to stardom just after doing one film who’s character gets validation and love from all across the world. Same happened to Miss Padukone when the character, Veronica happened to her. The Bollywood actress got into the skin of the character so well that she owned it proving everything wrong which the critics had been saying.
The film worked well especially among the nation’s youth all thanks to the fresh script, young concept, requited love vibes, the stellar cast and the light sense of humor. It also taught the present generation about how your life can be devastated when you mix friends and lovers. The Saif-DP pairing was liked and Diana was loved all over for her innocence.
Soon after, the Piku actress was on the top of her game and signed one of the biggest films from all the leading film-makers and opposite all the leading B-Town actors proving her acting prowess her star-power with each & every passing film. Her recent films can make any leading actress envious and her exuding happiness & confidence clearly is a proof of the secure space she is in currently in her career. From box-office collections to endorsement deals to awards & rewards, Padukone is surely at the top of her game and we love that!
The actress went on to do brilliant films like Ram Leela, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Piku, Padmaavat etc which carved a niche for her in the industry so quickly and marked her mark as the quintessential Bollywood actress who can dance, express, act and almost do everything. She also worked with maverick directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Imtiaz Ali, Shoojit Sircar etc and shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh etc along with winning the Best Actress trophies for Filmfare and all other reputed award-shows. We feel it is just the starting of all things extra-ordinary for her and there is no limit. Who says that sky is the limit when you already have foot-marks on the moon. More power to you Deepika.