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Diana Penty: Forgetting people who are not in the limelight is human nature

Actor Diana Penty, who took a break after Cocktail, says she didn’t bother about being forgotten because it’s more important for her to portray important and different characters.

bollywood Updated: Jul 20, 2017 18:05 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Diana Penty,Bollywood,Cocktail
Actor Diana Penty is currently shooting for Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.

Diana Penty follows her heart when it comes to selecting film roles. The actor is clear about one thing — she doesn’t want to portray similar characters. Therefore after Cocktail (2012), she took a break before signing her next, Happy Bhag Jayegi that released last year.

“I can’t choose my roles half-heartedly. It’s very important for me that the character I am playing must be of certain importance and different from my previous one. Meera (Cocktail) is shy and demure, while Happy was loud, outspoken and wears her heart on her sleeve,” says Diana, adding that her next roles are different as well. “In Lucknow Central, which highlights the story of a prisoner forming a music band, my character helps them reinvent and recognise their own talent. And in Parmanu I will be doing little bit of action, something that I have never done before,” she adds.

#FirstLook #Parmanu 😎

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But as they say ‘out of sight means out of mind’, so did Diana fear losing out on her audience after the break? “Forgetting people who are not there in the limelight is human nature. It never bothered me. It’s my life and I prefer choosing my path. I don’t follow anyone else. I have my method when it comes to my work. I don’t think about who has done what, rather what I am doing is of utmost importance to me,” adds the model-turned- actor.

#FlashbackFriday #Cocktail #Movie

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And if she doesn’t get offers of her choice after her fourth film, will she again take a break? “I don’t think that will happen now because at the moment I am getting the kind of work that makes me enthusiastic,” she says.

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First Published: Jul 20, 2017 18:05 IST