I had zero confidence in myself: Diana Penty

Added by harini on Jul 27, 2012

Model turned actress Diana Penty, who made a very noticeable Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Cocktail’, said that she had zero confidence in herself but it was director Homi Adjani and producer Dinesh Vijan faith in her that finally made her accept the movie.

“What a journey it has been since day one till the release. In the beginning, as I was new to the industry, I had zero confidence. I was not sure whether I’ll be able to pull it off. But Dinesh saw the potential and made me realize that I could do it,” she said to HT in an interview.

The actress revealed that she in fact would have made her Bollywood debut last year itself opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Rockstar’ but things dint fall together.

“When I decided to work in movies, I started meeting people. I met Imtiaz Ali (director of Rockstar) to discuss the role but soon after that Cocktail happened and I was signed for Meera’s role,” she said.

She said that she was glad to make her debut with movie like ‘Cocktail’.

“As I am not from a film background, I had no prior experience of acting. So I started from the scratch and took training in acting, had script reading sessions, learnt different forms of dance, took diction and voice training. So basically, I got the best training in all the fields that was required to prepare for this role,” she said.

When asked how she enjoying the lime light is coming her way she said, “I have never experienced anything of this sort in my life before. So I’m excited, I’m scared… basically I don’t know how to react. It is all very new to me, so I’m learning to deal with it.”

Diana Penty said that she was glad to have an opportunity to work with Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in her first movie.

“Saif is extremely spontaneous as he would bring something new to every take by improvising it while Deepika is a hard working girl…I wish I could have been like her,” she concluded.

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