Remember Love Aaj Kal’s (2009) inimitable climax sequence that was set in Delhi? Three years later, as the Love Aaj Kal (LAK) team is back with Cocktail, they’ve re-shot the climax in the capital, which they claim is “lucky” for them. Like LAK, Cocktail is set in London and Delhi.
The climax of Cocktail was initially meant to take place in London. However, since LAK’s ending was shot in Delhi, producers Illuminati Films reckoned that doing the same for Cocktail would prove fortuitous. Co-producer Dinesh Vijan says, “Delhi is very special for us, since we shot our first production in the capital. LAK even premiered in Delhi. The climax of Cocktail brings us back to Delhi.
We could have shot it in Mumbai, but since Delhi has been lucky for us, we felt we must go there.”
For the uninitiated, Cocktail brings together the entire team of LAK. Besides lead actors Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, Imtiaz Ali (who directed LAK) has written the story and Saif and Dinesh’s Illuminati has produced the film.
Also, the music for both films is by Pritam. The addition to this team is director Homi Adajania of Being Cyrus (2005) fame. The film will also mark the debut of model Diana Penty, besides having Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani in supporting roles.
“Not many know that initially, the film was supposed to be titled Love Aaj Kal 2. However, they didn’t want the film to come across as a Love Aaj Kal franchise, so they called it Cocktail,” says an insider. The first look of the film was released online a few days back.