February 09 : Bollywood actress Diana Penty of Cocktail fame is all set to make her debut in the South film industry. Putting all rumours and buzz about her debut in Malayalam film to rest, the Happy Bhaag Jayegi actress shared a picture from the sets of the film and confirmed it.
Diana has been roped in to play the female lead in Dulquer Salmaan's upcoming film, reportedly titled Salute. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film is produced by Dulquer Salmaan's production house. Last year, Dulquer had announced that he will join hands with Rosshan for an action film, wherein he will play the role of a cop for the first time.
Taking to her Instagram handle today, Diana shared a picture with Dulquer, in which the actors are seen holding the clapboard. In the caption to the post, the actress wrote, “Cheers to new beginnings! Super excited to join @dqsalmaan, @rosshanandrrews and the whole crew on this new journey - my first Malayalam film! Looking forward to the ride.” However, the name of the film has not been mentioned.
As soon as the actress dropped the post, her fans and followers started congratulating her. Choreographer and director, Farah Khan Kunder also took to the comment section and wrote, “Ohhh pls tell him I’m a fan.” By “him”, Farah referred to Dulquer.
Dulquer also dropped a similar picture with Diana, and wrote, “Welcome @dianapenty to our new film! We are super excited to have you on board and hope you have the best time making this film. Also seeing Kerala and exploring our cuisine ! #newbeginnings #productionno5 #stellarcastthis #ladydiana #fellowfoodie #onboard #dqswayfarerfilms.”
While Diana plays Dulquer's romantic interest in the film, her character plays a crucial role in the film, and she will reportedly have a lot of scope to perform.
The film will be shot in Kerela, particularly in Thiruvananthapuram. The makers are reportedly planning to complete the shoot in 75 days as they eye a summer release.
Meanwhile, Diana was last seen in a music video, ‘Challon ke Nishaan’, opposite Sidharth Malhotra. The actress has Shiddat in her kitty, where she will share screen space with Mohit Raina, Sunny Kaushal and Radhika Madan.