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Failure motivates one to work harder: Diana Penty

PTI | Mumbai |

After two back-to-back hit films – “Cocktail” and “Happy Bhag Jayegi“, actor Diana Penty says the failure of her last release “Lucknow Central” did bother her but she still thinks it was a great story.

Diana starred opposite Farhan Akhtar in “Lucknow Central“.

“Anyone who’s worked on a film would want their work to be watched and appreciated. I signed ‘Lucknow Central‘ because it was a story I wanted to be part of. I still stand by the fact that it was a well written, well-directed film with some great performances,” Diana said.

“Unfortunately, it got lost along the way. But these (referring to failure) are experiences you learn from and grow with. They (failure) motivate you to work harder.”

Her next venture is “Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns“, a first sequel for the 32-year-old actor and she is super excited about it.

Eros International and Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions are working on the sequel to “Happy Bhag Jayegi” and the team has roped in Sonakshi Sinha as well for the second part.

“I am excited to play ‘Happy’ all over again! I loved playing this character that is so different from me in real life. But at the same time, it has been the biggest challenge for me so far.

“At the moment I’m not thinking so much about the pressure and expectations as much as how much fun it’s going to be being ‘Happy’ again,” she says.

Happy Bhag Jayegi” directed by Mudassar Aziz, which released in August last year, turned out to be a surprise hit.

It also featured Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal and Jimmy Shergill.