Diana Penty signs her first action drama – Actress confirms signing the tentatively titled Shantivaan opposite John Abraham
Diana Penty’s next is an action drama produced by John Abraham Entertainment and KriArj for their joint venture.
She will play John’s romantic interest, in his next. Tentatively titled Shantivaan, the film is directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame. A hard-hitting, gripping action drama based on the second Indian nuclear test done in India — Pokhran-II, a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Jaisalmer in 1998.
This is Diana’s entry into the action drama space. The actress affirms, “Yes, I read the script and liked it instantly. It’s quick paced, intelligent and what’s most exciting for me is that it’s based on a true story. To be able to tell a story of such national importance and recreate history in a way, is what really drew me to this film. And yes, this is my first film in the action-drama genre. The idea has always been to try something different each time, and I’m glad I’ve had the opportunities to do so.”
The script has been written by Saiwyn Quadros and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh (the writing team of Neerja). The film goes on floors on May 30 this year.