Most of us forget about charming face in Bollywood, as she somewhere not getting enough of roles in movies, still, she waiting for an extraordinary chance. Her first silver screen Cocktail was released in the year 2011 grossed good with co-star Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, now her recent hit Happy Bhag Jayegi, impressed everyone as her role was of Desi Punjabi Girl.
“When I do these deep rooted small town roles, I love them. I want to be that person that I am not familiar with. This gives me the opportunity to live that life,” says Diana Penty, who is born and brought up in Mumbai and ruled the ramp before entering Bollywood.
Diana Penty started her career in modeling as the part-time profession during her college days, she did catwalk for many top designers endorsing prominent brands. She expressed in an interview about her preference in playing the role of typical small town girl.
“I guess the world I have come from is very urban and after modeling for so many years, I am used to living with a certain hint of glamor every day. I have been living a more western lifestyle. Not that I dress to hit every day but it’s not exciting for me,” she says.
Despite this, she further added, “I did not approach Bollywood with this whole thing that ‘Oh I do not have any backing here’ or ‘I am not from a film family…’. I kind of got into films by chance…It was never a plan or a part of my agenda…It was none of that…” Diana told IANS over the phone from Mumbai.
“So, I modeled and again it was not planned. I just thought let’s just see where it takes me and one thing led to another and before I knew it, there was a film offer and I auditioned for it and literally 24 hours later, I am talking about Cocktail.”
“Homi Adajania (the director of the film) said ‘You know we think you have the potential to play this character Meera, and so you are on’,” Diana added.