Diana Penty as Army Officer Ambalika in Parmanu

Bollywood actress Diana Penty dons the hat of an army officer in John Abraham starrer Parmanu. Having played the role of an NGO worker Gayatri in her last release Lucknow Central, Diana, now plays Ambalika in Parmanu. Talking about her preparation for the role, she said to a leading Indian daily, “I get to do something very different again. And this time, I have tried my hands at action too. I had never done action before. I had to take training in kickboxing and martial arts. It was something I had to do to prepare for my role. So, it is completely different to what I have done or the audiences have seen me doing on-screen so far.”

Diana said that the film holds a pivotal role for the audience as it displays the facts of the 1998 Nuclear Tests.

Diana said, “The film is releasing on December 8. It is also inspired by true events. It is about the nuclear tests in India in 1998, and it is an important film. It is a story that needed to be told as we all are very basically informed about the nuclear tests but no one knows how it came into being. So, Parmanu will tell that part of the story, which will be an eye-opener.”

Adding further she said, “The film is very thrilling. The script is extremely well written, crisp and fact-based. When I was reading the script, I kept turning the pages faster and faster as I wanted to know what is going to happen next. It has been shot beautifully. The director has a great vision for the film. So, I am extremely excited about it.”