‘Actor by chance’ believes in following her heart
IN PARMANU: The Story of Pokhran (May 25), the espionage thriller that details how India managed to fool United States and conduct the nuclear tests in 1998, Diana Penty is the only female member of the team that pulled off the mission. It’s also one of the factors that drew her to the film even if it were a small part. “It was an important enough part,” said Penty, “and being the only woman on the mission I thought it was cool.”
Parmanu is only the fourth film of the lanky model who made her debut with the urban romance, Cocktail in 2012.
In an industry where being seen regularly is deemed necessary to survive, Penty has been selective about her parts.
Penty admits there is pressure to be seen. “I have a team of people constantly telling me ‘may be you should consider doing this as well?’ ” said Penty. “But if my heart’s not in it, should I do it just because there is pressure? I would rather wait it out and find something that I genuinely want to do.”
It’s a difficult battle for Penty who had no acting ambitions as a child, watched few Hindi films growing up and got her first film by chance. “Sometimes you doubt yourself. You don’t know what your next step should be,” she said.
Penty admits there is pressure to be seen
Actor Diana Penty who is choosy about her roles says she had no acting ambitions as a child.