Actress Diana Penty on Monday said that she initially thought of playing roles similar to her role in her debut film “Cocktail”, but then decided to challenge herself and hence chose a completely different character in the film “Happy Bhag Jayegi”.
“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.”
“In the beginning, after ‘Cocktail’, I thought of playing the same kind of roles, because it is safe, I know how to play it and it is very close to me. But then I thought about it, I had so many years to think about, why not do something completely different,” said Diana, who was shooting for a song from “Happy Bhag Jayegi” here.
Diana returns to the big screen after a four-year gap post “Cocktail”. About the reasons for the break, she 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.”
“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,” she added.
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.