Diana Penty is very specific with regards to the movies she picks, and this is something that gets pointed out to her often. Yet, it has turned out great for the actress till now. Having done only seven movies in the nine years of her movie profession, Penty says her “basic funda” is to enjoy what she does.
“I want to be excited with the projects I take up, wake up every morning looking forward to telling a story. As an actor, this is most important. And I think it’s a fair and honest way to work, for everyone involved,” shares Penty.
Her first priority for selecting a project is the story. The Cocktail (2012) actress explains, “The story is the foundation of any film. I rely on my instincts a lot while reading a script. I usually know instantly if it is something I like.”
The actress has been working through various periods of the pandemic, and she admits it was “very stressful” initially, attempting to “control the uncontrollable.” “But the more you do it, the more accustomed you get to it. The toughest part, in my opinion, was having to quarantine in a separate part of the house after a shoot. It was annoying and inconvenient. But now that most people are double vaccinated, things are easing up a bit. It’s still important to follow Covid-19 protocol on set, but the overall energy on sets now is much happier and less stressful.”
Diana Penty was recently seen in Shiddat, which released directly on an OTT stage, since theaters were shut then..
Penty uncovers that intense romantic tales have never been her thing, yet she wound up saying yes to the project.
“There was something very pure and real about the script. It was set within a landscape that is so relevant to the world we live in today,” she shares, adding that the ending drew her to the story the first time she read it. “It really stayed with me and that’s when I knew it was something I wanted to be part of,” Penty ends.