Deepika Padukone didn’t like ‘Desi Daaru’ song!
Deepika Padukone at the launch of Melange’s ethnic look for COCKTAIL reveals that she did not like the song ‘Daaru Desi’ initially. However, she was only convinced about the melody after it gained humongous popularity on the internet.
Says the leggy lass, “‘Daaru Desi‘ was the first song we started shooting. In a love story, I always believe that the music of the film is very important. And when I heard this song, I looked at Dinu (producer Dinesh Vijan) and we had a serious chat that we can’t use this song. I said ‘It’s a shit song. It’s really bad. And if this is the way the music of the film is going to be then our film is not going to work.’ And so we had a bet of 10 lakhs. And I’ve officially lost the bet. So, I owe Dinu 10 lakhs because that song has got crazy hits… I mean I am ashamed of having this argument with him. Basically, I have guessed my case and I shouldn’t argue with Dinu at least when it comes to the music in future.”
COCKTAIL also stars Saif Ali Khan and debutant Diana Penty and is all set to release on 13th July.
Meanwhile, check out the video of the event:
Cocktail is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy-drama directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan, staring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and debutante Diana Penty as the lead roles, with Boman Irani and Dimple Kapadia and Randeep Hooda as supporting roles. The soundtrack was performed by Pritam and Salim–Sulaiman. Cocktail was released worldwide on 13 July 2012, to critical acclaim, garnering high praise for Padukone and Penty’s performances. Made on a budget of ₹650 million (US$9.1 million), Cocktail emerged as a commercial success, grossing ₹1.26 billion (US$18 million) worldwide.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan (born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994). Khan’s career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).