Confirmed: Diana Penty in John Abraham's nextMay 8, 2017 Abhishree Kulkarni
Diana Penty, who won audiences' hearts with her debut film ‘Cocktail’ and recently with her high-spirited performance in ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’, will be now seen in a totally different avatar in her first action-drama adventure alongside none other than action star – John Abraham.
Yes, Diana has bagged the role opposite John Abraham in his next production venture, tentatively titled ‘Shantivaan.’ The gripping action thriller, is based on the real-life events that took place in 1998, around the five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Jaisalmer.
Diana confirmed the news and said, “I read the script and liked it instantly. It’s quick paced, intelligent and what’s most exciting for me is that it’s based on a true story. To be able to tell a story of such great national importance and recreate history in a way, is what really drew me to this film. And yes, this is my first film in the action-drama genre. The idea has always been to try something different each time, and I’m glad I’ve had the opportunities to do so.”
The film, which is also co-produced by KriArj Entertainment, will be directed by Abhishek Sharma and is all set to go on floors by end of May.
That apart, Diana has just finished shooting for ‘Lucknow Central,’ a jail break thriller, in which she plays the role of an NGO worker. The film stars Farhan Akhtar and is slated to release on September, 15 this year.
Looks like Diana is going to have a promising 2017!
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