EXCLUSIVE: THIS filmmaker helped Diana Penty bag Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’

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Actress Diana Penty marked her Bollywood debut with Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’, in which she featured alongside Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. Prior to her acting debut, Diana had begun her modelling career in 2005. Today at the International Film Festival of India(IFFI), the actress attended an ‘In–Conversation session titled ‘Ramp to screen‘, where she spoke about her career choices.

At the session, Diana revealed some really interesting things like how she was offered Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’, which she eventually refused because she thought she wouldn’t be able to do it. If Diana had yes to ‘Rockstar’, then she would have made her Bollywood debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor. However, destiny had something else in store for her and it was producer Dinesh Vijan’s ‘Cocktail‘ with which she made her silver screen debut.

Interestingly, it was director Imtiaz Ali who helped Diana bag her first film. Yes, at IFFI’s ‘In–Conversation session, talking about her first film, Diana revealed, “Imtiaz told Dinesh Vijain to cast me in ‘Cocktail’.”

The actress went on to add, “I thought I would never get ‘Cocktail’ after I auditioned. Because I had zero confidence”

We are glad that Diana was selected for ‘Cocktail’, because as viewers, we totally enjoyed watching her performance as Meera Sahni in ‘Cocktail’.

Romantic comedy-drama film ‘Cocktail’ that released in 2012 had opened to some mixed reviews from the critics but went on to do good business at the box office.

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