Diana Penty says she isn’t really affected by the delay in the release of her film “Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran” as she believes in moving on and doing other things. “Parmanu…” was scheduled to release on December 8 last year. Its release date got pushed to February 23, 2018 and then to April 6. If one goes by latest reports, the movie, which also stars John Abraham, has now been pushed to May.
How does it affect Diana? “It doesn’t really. You move on and do other things. Wait until it actually releases. I am looking forward to it. I really am,” Diana said. The former model will be sporting a military look in the film based on the nuclear tests conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998. “I thought that it was an important story to tell to the rest of the country. It’s about how India became a nuclear power. It’s a part of history. For that reason, I wanted to be a part of this film. When I read the script, I just loved it. It was a thrilling ride,” she said.
In ‘happy’ space
She is also excited about “Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi”, which will star Sonakshi Sinha as well. “I am looking forward to that as well. I am yet to shoot my part with Sonakshi but we have met a few times. She seems like a fun and bubbly person. I am sure she will be fun on the set as well,” Diana said about the film, which is a sequel to the 2016 hit film “Happy Bhag Jayegi”.
“The script the way it is… it is as much of a laugh riot as the first part, if not more than that. It’s nice to know that a film that you were a part of did well enough for makers to consider a sequel because they wouldn’t have considered a sequel if it hadn’t made enough noise…at least the first part so, that makes me feel good.”
She feels proud that her film is being made into a sequel. Despite her love for acting, she hasn’t forgotten her modelling days. “My heart will also always be here (in fashion). It’s where I started my career. Where I am today is because of my modelling days, so definitely I do acknowledge that and give complete credit. I enjoyed being a model. In fact at that time, I never thought that I wanted to be an actor. I was very happy being a model. When I tried it (acting) out, I enjoyed being an actor too. So whenever I get a chance to walk the ramp or do a shoot for a designer, I am very happy to take it up as it takes me back to where I started,” said the “Cocktail” actress.
It was just in March that she walked for designers Shyamal and Bhumika at a fashion show. She is also a favourite among the paparazzi which means that be it events or airports, she is always followed.
How does she nail the airport look? “At 5 in the morning, I don’t think I am nailing it. I look at my pictures, I just feel like I just woke up, rolled out of my bed and reached the airport. But yeah, my personal style is quite casual, easy, breezy and very effortless. So, I feel like in that department, it’s something that comes naturally to me. I don’t make too much effort, especially for the airport because I feel like when you are travelling, you want to be comfortable, especially while taking a super early morning flight. There’s no time to wake up and start looking good at 4 a.m. I do feel the need to look presentable but other than that, I won’t overdress. I am usually all about flats and comfortable clothing,” she said.