The good thing with Diana is she doesn’t think much, she just reacts: Abhay

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2016 10:58 IST
Asserting that comedy is all about reactions, Abhay says that Diana doesn’t think much and just reacts which makes her a better comic actor.

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol has said that his Happy Bhag Jayegi co-star Diana Penty is a natural comic, but she is not quite aware of it. “The good thing with Diana is that she doesn’t think much... She just reacts. So I think she is a natural comic, but she is not aware of it. And that was fun. If I would do something, she would respond accordingly. That’s very important in comedy... That your actors also get each other,” he said.

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Speaking at the trailer launch of Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Abhay said, “Comedy is all about timing. I think comedy is such that if it’s there in you and if you’re automatically comical, then it comes very naturally. In that sense, comedy is very easy if you’re a natural comic. But if you’re not, then it can be tougher than drama,” he said.

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Happy Bhag Jayegi features Diana as a runaway bride from Punjab.

On her part, Diana, who made her Bollywood foray with Cocktail, said, “Comedy is really very difficult and I’m not a natural. But I think it also has to do with the way it’s scripted. I give full credit to Mudassar (director Mudassar Aziz) because he really nailed the script in terms of the dialogues and the comic timing. And you have a cast where you put all these boys together... So it automatically just becomes funny. So I didn’t have that much to do.”

Diana said it was the first time that she met Abhay thanks to the movie. “I have always been a fan of the kind of work he does, the content-driven kind of films he chooses. I think he is a very selfless actor because he will do whatever it takes for the other actor to get their scene right, which a lot of other people don’t do,” she added.

Happy Bhag Jayegi, featuring Abhay and Diana with Ali Fazal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Piyush Mishra., releases on August 19.

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