Diana Penty, who portrayed the lead role in the family entertainer, Happy Bhag Jayegi released last year, will be seen playing an NGO worker in her forthcoming film, Lucknow Central.
The movie produced by Nikhil Advani, marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari, and will see Diana share screen space with Farhan Akhar for the first time.
While shooting for the movie recently in Lucknow, the gorgeous actress decided to explore the City of Nawabs on a rickshaw!
A source says, “On her day off, Diana was all set to explore Lucknow. She wanted a local experience and decided the best way would be to hop on to a rickshaw for a ride through the city. She visited Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and The Residency and then headed to the famous Chaat Gully for some local chaat.”
“Diana also made it a point to check out the Chikankari stores at Hazrat Ganj as she has always been a fan of Lucknow Chikan embroidery and wanted to buy gifts for family and friends back home,” the source adds.
Quotes of Diana
– I have been to Lucknow in the past but only for the day. This is the first time I was there for a week as we were shooting the last schedule of Lucknow Central. The people have always been very warm and there is so much history to the city. I did do a little sightseeing on my day off – in a rickshaw! It was quite an experience, I must say! I am pretty good at blending in so no, there were no crazy encounters!
– I am a big foodie! I did all my research on what and where to eat in Lucknow. I even asked for recommendations on Twitter – the responses were very helpful! The chaat and the kababs were to die for. Not to mention the Biryani!
– I have always loved Lucknow Chikan embroidery, so shopping at the Chikankari stores was always on my agenda. Also now that summer is here, I wanted to buy a few pastel pieces for my wardrobe. I ended up buying a lot as gifts for friends and family as well.