We aren’t sure how Kareena Kapoor will take this piece of news. But her beau, Saif Ali Khan, seems to have had an image makeover. The actor, not really known to be a party animal, has managed to partake in all the revelry while shooting for his latest film, Cocktail. And this change of avatar came thanks to his leading ladies and co-stars Deepika Padukone and newbie Diana Penty.
Apparently, on the sets of Homi Adajania’s film in Cape Town and London, Saif would often want to take it easy after wrapping up the day’s schedule. However, Deepika and Diana were always up for a night out.
“Since Dippy and Diana bonded a lot on the sets, they would decide which club to visit that day. The moment pack-up was announced, they were charged up to start partying. Saif, who is the producer of the film, would be tired and sleepy. Though he wanted to chill in his room, the ladies just didn’t let it happen,” says an insider from the sets.
While Saif tried to wriggle out, Deepika and Diana worked on his conscience, telling him they needed him with them for their safety. That meant the Agent Vinod star had to accompany them.
“However, towards the end of the schedule, Deepika and Diana were kind of done with the partying scene. But by then, Saif had gotten used to the parties and the fun, and he would then be more enthusiastic and make sure they partied till the wee hours after wrapping the day’s shoot,” says the insider.
When contacted, co-producer Dinesh Vijan says: “Saif is the wittiest person I know. He is very entertaining on set. In Cocktail too, he plays a mast-maula (fun-loving) character. And he’s always there to have fun with his co-stars and friends.”
Interestingly, in the film too, the trio (Deepika, Saif and Diana) play close friends. And apparently, director Homi was more than happy with their bonding sessions given that they resulted in very strong chemistry on screen too.