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Diana Penty talks about her absence from silver screen, says ‘There is a right time for everything’

Remember the girl next door in Deepika Padukone’s ‘Cocktail’, who won the hearts with her simplicity and innocence? We are talking about Diana Penty, who played the role of Mira in ‘Cocktail’. The actress went
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 02, 2016 10:57 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Remember the girl next door in Deepika Padukone’s ‘Cocktail’, who won the hearts with her simplicity and innocence?

We are talking about Diana Penty, who played the role of Mira in ‘Cocktail’.

The actress went missing post her stint in the movie. And now after a gap of four years, Diana is all set to rock the big screen in her upcoming movie ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’.

Speaking about her absence from the silver screen, Diana said, “There is a right time for everything and I was looking for the right script. I was meeting people, reading scripts, but somehow nothing ever clicked and this was the first script that clicked with me”.

She also spoke about what made her go for ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’, saying “It made sense to do a character after so long which is completely different from the first one. So it gave me more to do, it was a challenge for me”.

Daina further added, “I have a certain sensibility. I get bored very easily so when I read a script and like it, that's something that I want to watch maybe and be associated with something like that. Also character-wise, I'd like to play different kinds of roles and not the same thing because I like to do things that are challenging, otherwise what's the point of doing the same thing again.”

Diana's character in "Happy Bhag Jayegi" is a runaway bride, does she intend to run away again from the industry? "I am going to do more films, don't worry. I am not going to 'bhaago' this time," she said.

She also returns to dance after the hit song "Tumhi Ho Bandhu" from her debut film, with the song "Gabru Ready To Mingle Hai".

"It's a really fun song, it has been sung by Mika, who is a pleasure to work with, and choreographed by Caeser, who I have worked with before, so it was very comfortable and fun to be back and do these steps which are very catchy," she said.

"Happy Bhag Jayegi" also stars Abhay Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill and Ali Fazal.