You're not seen around, film industry forgets you: Diana Penty
Actor Diana Penty says it is a constant battle for her between giving into the temptation of doing more movies to stay visible or signing projects she genuinely believes in. Diana began her stint in Bollywood in 2010 with "Cocktail", which was commercially successful. After a gap of nearly four years, she went on to star in Anand L Rai's romantic-comedy "Happy Bhaag Jayegi".
'Out of sight is out of mind,' people said: Diana
Diana says the four-year gap between her first two films made her feel that the industry had forgotten her. "The time that I took between 'Cocktail' and 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi', a lot of people told me, 'out of sight is out of mind'," Diana said. She added that it did happen and because she wasn't around, people just assumed she wasn't interested in films.
Never been able to go against my instinct: Diana
Diana said, "I sometimes feel I should just do a movie that comes on my way when I don't have any movie. But my guts take over at the end of the day." "I have never been able to go against my instinct," she said. There are also moments when Diana feels she should make active attempts to be seen more.
Diana's idea of visibility is different from others
Diana says her idea of visibility is different from those actors who make news with their "airport appearances". "I don't think you need to bombard yourself and suddenly be everywhere at the same time either," she said. She says the impact that one can leave on the other person through one films holds way more weight than just any party or airport appearance.
Diana is spellbound by the script of Parmanu
The actor is currently seen in "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran", based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. Diana found the film, featuring John Abraham in the lead, extremely engaging at the script level. "I was flipping through pages because I wanted to know what happens next," the actor said.