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Diana Penty excited to share screen space with Farhan Akhtar in Lucknow Central

Diana Penty has teamed up for the first time with Farhan Akhtar in Lucknow Central, where she will be playing an NGO worker.

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Diana Penty was last seen in Happy Bhag Jayegi.

Actress Diana Penty says her film Lucknow Central, in which she will be sharing screen space with Farhan Akhtar, is special as it has a strong story and features some of the finest actors.

Diana, who made her Bollywood debut with Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Cocktail, was last seen in the family entertainer Happy Bhag Jayegi. She has teamed up for the first time with Farhan in Lucknow Central, where she will be playing an NGO worker.

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“I have always wanted to be a part of stories that I feel strongly about and ‘Lucknow Central’ is one such story. I instantly said yes to it when Nikhil Advani (producer) told me about it,” Diana said in a statement.

“Playing a character that holds her own in a film that has some of the finest actors from our industry, makes it even more special for me,” she said.

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The movie, produced by Nikhil Advani, marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari.

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“Diana is a talented and versatile actress. She brings with her an element of quiet strength that lends itself well to the character we want her to portray,” Advani said.

Lucknow Central follows the story of a few jail inmates who rekindle their love for music and form a band in prison with the help of an NGO worker.

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