To have Saif, Deepika was a safe bet: Vijan

Mumbai: After their chemistry clicked big time with audience in `Love Aaj Kal` and `Aarakshan`, actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone have teamed up for the third time in a romantic film `Cocktail`, as the makers felt that their pairing was "safe".

"In a way to have Saif and Deepika was a safe bet. Deepika has a grown as an actor and Saif is amazing in this genre. People love to see him (Saif) this way. After `Love Aaj Kal` people like to see Saif and Deepika on screen," producer Dinesh Vijan told PTI.

The film, directed by Homi Adajania stars Saif, Deepika and debutante Diana Penty besides Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani. The first look of the film was released three days ago and it has already crossed one million views on You Tube. "The response has been great. We thought it to release on internet because then the reach is wider and it then goes viral," Vijan said.

The promos of the film show Deepika, who plays Veronica mouthing some bold dialogues. "The film is for all age groups from 12-50. It is about friendship, love, romance and has something for audience of all ages. It is a love story. The designing of the three characters Gautam (Saif), Veronica (Deepika), Meera (Diana)..the cool and contemporary look of the film and its music are its USP," Dinesh said.

Releasing on July 13, `Cocktail` is made under Saif`s banner Illuminati Films. On why the title, `Cocktail`, Dinesh said, "Its an English title but from an autowala to a person staying in a pent house, the meaning of cocktail is same for everyone – mix. We were earlier thinking of calling it `Love Aaj Kal 2` but the only similarity is Saif, Deepika and Imtiaz (screenplay). We could have done that, as sequels help the prospects of a film. But this film having all necessary ingredients demanded a title like `Cocktail`."