Cocktail is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy-drama film directed by Homi Adajania under the banner of Illuminati Films. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and newcomer Diana Penty in lead roles, with Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani appearing in supporting roles. Randeep Hooda has a special appearance. Adajania has previously worked with Khan, Kapadia, and Irani in his directorial debut Being Cyrus. Cocktail released worldwide on 13 July 2012 and received a positive to mixed reception from critics, with high praise to Deepika Padukone’s performance and was declared as the best performance of her career , earning her Best Actress nominations at various award ceremonies. Padukone was honoured with a Smita Patil memorial award for her breakthrough performance. The film also emerged as a major commercial success in both India and abroad. After its three-week run, Box Office India declared the movie a hit in India and abroad.