Diana Penty: “Acting cannot be my only pursuit”

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

Diana Penty in 'Cocktail'
Diana Penty in ‘Cocktail’

Diana Penty is finally back on the big screen after four years since her debut in ‘Cocktail’ (2012), however the actress wants to do more than just act in films.

Talking about her break��Deccan Chronicle��reported Penty stating, “It was never a conscious decision to take a break. Though I haven�۪t done any film for the last four years, I was travelling, shooting ads and doing endorsements. Acting cannot be my only pursuit. I want to experience everything in life.”

Penty’s recent release is��Mudassar Aziz’s ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ (2016), where she plays the lead. Talking about her character, the actress expressed, “The best part of playing Happy was that I got to be someone I couldn�۪t identify with. Unlike me, Happy is impulsive, aggressive and talkative. Perhaps this is why one chooses to be an actor. You get to play characters that are not part of your own personality.With HBJ, Aanand Rai and director Mudassar Aziz narrated just one line about the character and I was hooked.”

Penty shares screen space with Ali Fazal, Abhay Deol and Jimmy Shergil. It has had a slow start at the box office, with mixed reviews.