I don’t re­peat roles: Diana

Diana Penty says that she has her own method with re­gard to her choice of film roles and she doesn’t fol­low any­one else

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee ■ shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

I can’t choose my roles half­heart­edly. It’s im­por­tant that the char­ac­ter I am play­ing, must be dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous one DIANA PENTY, AC­TOR

Ac­tor Diana Penty (right) is clear about one thing, when it comes to se­lect­ing film roles — she doesn’t want to por­tray char­ac­ters sim­i­lar to her pre­vi­ous movies. 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 that the char­ac­ter I am play­ing, must be 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 just as di­verse 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.

Did Diana fear los­ing out on her au­di­ence af­ter the break? “It never both­ered me. It’s my life and I pre­fer to choose 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. What I do, is of ut­most im­por­tance to me,” adds the model-turned- ac­tor.

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 adds.


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