Diana not prepared for constant public scrutiny

Mumbai: Actress Diana Penty during Mithibai College Umang Festival 2016 in Mumbai, on Aug 14, 2016. (Photo: IANS)
Mumbai: Actress Diana Penty during Mithibai College Umang Festival 2016 in Mumbai, on Aug 14, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

The sudden interest in her personal as well as professional life after the success of “Cocktail” came as a surprise to actress Diana Penty, who says it took her a while to get used to constant public scrutiny.

The actress, who was seen on the silver screen in “Happy Bhag Jayegi” after a gap of four years, said now she has reached a level where she is comfortable to be under the spotlight.

“It took me a while after ‘Cocktail’… I was not expecting and was not prepared for it. So it took me a while. But now I think I have reached a stage where I am comfortable in this space. I know how to handle it,” Diana told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

After her modelling stint, Diana ventured into Bollywood with “Cocktail” – which also featured Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone – in 2012. But she maintained her distance from the big screen after her the blockbuster debut.

She said she understands that there will always be things which will affect here. So, she has learnt to take it all with a pinch of salt.

“There is always going to be one part of where you will get affected and that is only normal and natural… Being a human, you are going to be sensitive to certain things. But you need to learn how to draw the line and say ‘Yes, it will bother me, but I have to snap out of it’,” she said.

After the success of “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, Diana is going through several scripts, and said it will not take another four years for her to be back on the silver screen.

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