Luck has a very big role to play in a person’s career but so has confidence. Having confidence in yourself can take you places and lack of it can hamper your success. At IFFI 2018, in an ‘In–Conversation’ session titled ‘Ramp to screen‘, actress Diana Penty opened up about how her career as a model and an actress began. She also spoke about why she turned down Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’.
Talking about ‘Rockstar’, then any girl would have given her arm and leg to play Nargis Fakhri’s role in the film. But did you know, before having Nargis on board, director Imtiaz Ali had approached Diana Penty for the same role. Yes, you read that right. At IFFI, during the conversation sessions, Diana revealed the reason behind her refusal to take Imtiaz’s offer. The actress said, “I was modelling at the time Imtiaz was casting for a new girl for ‘Rockstar’. I did meet him and because I was new, I said I cannot do it.”
The actress went on to add, “I don’t think I would have done justice to Nargis’ character in ‘Rockstar'”
How we wish Diana had said yes to Imtiaz! It would have been a really great experience watching her play the character Heer Kaul and romance Ranbir Kapoor. Don’t you guys agree?
This year, Diana appeared in films like ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ and ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’.