These days promotion is the name of the game. So you often have stars plugging their films on various ��saas-bahu�۪ serials, chat shows and even reality shows. ��Jhalak Dikhla Jaa�۪ ��� a dance show hosted by Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo Fernandes is currently the cream of the crop because given its ratings, its likely to get huge coverage for an upcoming film. Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra did it for ��Teri Meri Kahaani�۪, and this week it was Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone that were expected to shake a leg on the show. Unfortunately, Khan cancelled the shoot at the last minute blaming a bout of food poisioning.
“Around 11 am he called to say that he was on his way to Filmistan Studios in Goregoan but was feeling indisposed. He stated that he was suffering from a bout of food poisoning and would be unable to shoot. He told them he was turning back and heading home. As soon as Deepika realised that Saif would not be present, she claimed that she was also on her way but as her co-star would not be there, she too was going back,� said a source to Mid Day.
It seems the shot went ahead as scheduled anyway, but in the process Saif-Deepika lost out on a big opportunity to plug their upcoming film ��Cocktail�۪ which is carrying excellent pre-release reports.
Directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Illuminati Films, ��Cocktail�۪ also stars Diana Penty as the third angle of a love triangle and releases worldwide next week.