Deepika Padukone has been receiving praises galore for her performance as Veronica in COCKTAIL. However, at every given opportunity, she points out that Homi is hugely responsible for her success.
The young actor agrees that she had a tough time performing Veronica. She had to be emotionally invested because as a character Veronica was everything Deepika is not.
Homi discussed Veronica's character nuances in great dept. He discussed her behavior, habits, reactions, thought process which helped Deepika get into the skin of the character.
However, on the sets, Homi gave her free reins at all times and believed in her talent. His faith infused a sense of confidence within her and helped her evolve as an actor.