The actress of the upcoming film, Lucknow Central, Diana Penty always wanted to take part in real life stories. Lucknow Central is inspired by a real life incident. The film features Farhan Akhtar in the lead role. The story revolves around the prisoner (Farhan) who forms a band with other cell mates.
Talking about her long time wish coming true, Diana Penty said:
“I have always wanted to be a part of stories that I have felt strongly about and ‘Lucknow Central’ is one such story. I instantly took to it when Nikkhil Advani (producer) told me about it.”
She also talked about her role in the film saying:
“Playing Gayatri (her character) after my last release ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ was refreshing. And I like the idea of being part of a story that is based on true events.”
Other than Diana and Farhan, the star cast also includes Deepak Dobriyal, Ronit Roy, Rajesh Sharma, and Gippy Grewal. This is the first time, she is coming up with Farhan.
She is all praise for the dedication shown by Farhan. She said:
“Farhan is a multi-talented person. I have always had great respect for him as an actor, director, writer, musician, and producer. So, it was a great learning experience working with him.”
In the film, she plays the role of Gayatri who is an NGO worker. This time we will see her in non glamorous look. On this, Diana said:
“Ranjit Tiwari (director) and Nikkhil were very clear on how they envisioned Gayatri, they wanted her to be real and relatable. Our attempt was to make her a girl you possibly know or have met at least once in your life.”
Furthermore, she added:
“I have interacted and worked with NGOs in the past, so I had a brief idea of how I could play her. But I didn’t want her to be stereotypical either, so I decided to bring a little of myself to the character.”
The film will mark the debut of Ranjit Tiwari as a director. It is produced under the banner of Nikkhil Advani. Lucknow Central will hit the big screens on September 15, 2017.
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