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Lucknow Central actor Diana Penty: If the role is powerful, screen time doesn’t bother me

September 12th, 2017 | by Manisha Surange
Lucknow Central actor Diana Penty: If the role is powerful, screen time doesn’t bother me

Model turned actress Diana Penty, who is playing strong character in the upcoming film Lucknow Central, says when it comes to choosing a movie, she does not bother about the screen time or the length of the character but the impact of it. Diana Penty, who started her career with a multi-starrer Cocktail where she shared screen space with Deepak Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, also holds that the belief that ‘models can’t be a good actresses’ is a cliche.

When asked about if she gets bothered about the length of character she plays in the film, Diana told reporters: No, if the role is powerful, screen timing doesn’t bother me… that becomes secondary then. I always think about the impact of the character in the film, after liking the story. For instance, in ‘Lucknow Central’, I am playing a strong headed woman in the men’s world.”

Sharing more about her character, she said: “My character Gayetri Kashyp works for an NGO who helps prisoners to reintegrate into society and coming back to normal life once they come out of jail. The character is interesting because she is the woman working inside the prison; which is a male dominated work space. So she is confident, strong headed and stubborn at times.” Diana has had a successful modelling career and she made her debut in Bollywood in 2012, the actress appeared on her second film in 2016 after four years.

While she believes in be a part of films that have good stories, asked about what made her so secure that she would live on in public memory and did not fear losing visibility, Diana said: “Whether a ‘Cocktail’, ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’, ‘Lucknow Central’ or ‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’, these are the stories come once in a lifetime. Why should I miss out on them? I can wait because I believe in quality work.”

The film is directed by Ranjit Tiwari, Lucknow Central also features Farhan Akhtar, Gippy Grewal, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq, Ravi Kissen, Deepak Dobriyal among others. The film releases on September 15.

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