Bollywood actress Diana Penty holds importance to the impact of a character than its screen time. The Cocktail actress said that models can’t be good actresses’ is a cliched belief.

“I think this thought of models can’t act is such a cliche! Many of our top heroines like Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma were models before entering Bollywood. And they are wonderful actresses. I really failed to understand why people living with the misconception of we cannot act,” Diana said.

When asked about if the screen time of the character causes her any botheration, Diana said, “No, if the role is powerful, screen timing doesn’t bother me… that becomes secondary then. I always think about the impact of the character in the film, after liking the story. For instance, in Lucknow Central, I am playing a strong headed woman in the men’s world.”

Talking about her character she said, “My character Gayatri Kashyap works for an NGO who helps prisoners to reintegrate into society and coming back to normal life once they come out of jail. The character is interesting because she is the woman working inside the prison; which is a male dominated work space. So she is confident, strong headed and stubborn at times.”

Speaking further about her living in the public memory and not losing visibility, she said, “Whether a Cocktail, Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Lucknow Central or Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, these are the stories come once in a lifetime. Why should I miss out on them? I can wait because I believe in quality work.”

Featuring Diana Penty, Farhan Akhtar, Gippy Grewal, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq, Ravi Kissen and Deepak Dobriyal, Lucknow Central is directed by Ranjit Tiwari. The film is slated to release on September 15.