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Diana Penty: It would be amazing to do a biopic and it would be extremely tough, too

Actor Diana Penty says she can’t just name one person in whose biopic she would like act, as it depends on a lot of factors.

bollywood Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:43 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Actor Diana Penty will be seen opposite actor John Abraham in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.
Actor Diana Penty will be seen opposite actor John Abraham in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.

Actor Diana Penty started off her acting career with an out and out commercial film, Cocktail (2012) and then did Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016), which too, was a masala entertainer. In 2017, she was seen in Lucknow Central, which was based on true story of a group of musicians inside the prison. And this year, she would be seen in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, which again is based on true event, showing the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.

Asked if it’s a conscious choice to shift focus in terms of genres, Diana says when filmmakers make films on true events, there’s a certain amount of research and home work that goes into it. “They all have a sense of maturity in their direction because the subject needs to be dealt with sensitivity and you can’t tamper with the facts. So, they are very clear about what they want from the film and every character. So, in a way, when you get direction like that, it’s much easier to perform too,” she explains.

The fact that the stories based on true incidents interest her so much, one would love to see Diana acting in a biopic sometime in the future. “Oh, it would be amazing to do a biopic and I have a feeling it would be extremely tough to do one. But then again, I love to challenge myself as an actor and would love to play someone else on-screen. Let’s see what comes my way.”

So, if given a chance, whose life story she would want to present on-screen? “I haven’t really singled out one particular person. There are so many accomplished people in so many different fields. I have been inspired by so many different people. There musicians, sports people, politicians and it would be unfair to pick any one name,” says Diana adding that there are a lot of factors that go into consideration.

“I needs to read the person’s story to figure out if I can do justice to the film or not. Also, as an actor, it’s not like you can randomly pick one name and want to act in their biopic. You need to imbibe the character, own it and be able to absolutely bring their journey on screen,” she concludes.

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First Published: Jan 28, 2018 16:43 IST

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