EXCLUSIVE: Diana Penty: I don’t belong to a film family which makes it difficult to get good projects
The goody two-shoes actress Diana Penty has come a long way in Bollywood and that too without any Bollywood lineage or Godfather. From playing the simple Meera in ‘Cocktail’, playing a strong role of Ambalika in ‘Parmanu’, to a happy-go-lucky character in ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’, the starlet has pulled off every character very well. Today, Diana was in Goa with Rakul Preet at the International Film Festival of India, Goa where she spoke at length about her first break, her journey in Bollywood and a lot more.
Diana attended ‘In–Conversation’ session titled ‘Ramp to screen’ where she was accompanied by Rakul Preet. While having a conversation, Diana spoke about her career choices. She said that she was offered Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’, but her lack of confidence of not being able to do the role made her reject the offer. “I was modelling at the time Imtiaz was casting for a new girl for ‘Rockstar’. I did meet him and because I was new, I said I cannot do it, ” said Diana. Later, she made her debut with Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’ where she played the role Meera Sahni.
Diana doesn’t come from a film background and she spoke about how challenging it is to make it big without that backing. “I don’t belong to a film family and that is a challenge. It makes it much more difficult to get good projects and you have to settle with less interesting ones,” added Diana.
Diana was last seen in Mudassar Aziz’s ”Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’.