The script has been written by Saiwyn Quadros and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh – John Abraham ropes in Diana Penty for his next production venture based on Pokhran nuclear tests
Indian audience fell in love with Diana Penty when she essayed the role of a simple minded Indian girl in Cocktail. Though she failed to impress the critics, it did not stop her from being popular. Now, get ready to see her in an out and out action film, which is being produced by John Abraham. It is the same movie based on the Pokhran nuclear tests that we earlier told you about.
The movie, tentatively titled Shantivaan, will be a gripping action thriller based on the real life events that took place in 1998, around the time when a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Jaisalmer. Talking to a news daily Diana said, “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 writers behind the hit Sonam Kapoor thriller Neerja). The film goes on floors on May 30 this year.
Apart from this, Diana is also rumoured to be starring in the sequel of Happy Bhag Jayegi. Anand L Rai’s production venture was sleeper hit in 2016, and was Diana’s return to the screen after a long break. She is also featuring in a very popular TV commercial alongside Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt these days. Rumours are rife that these three actors will now come together for a movie. She is also set to play am important role in the jail break thriller Lucknow Central. It is great to see the actress more on screen!
John has earlier produced movies like Vicky Donor, which was a commercial and critical success, and Madras Cafe, which remains one of Bollywood’s most underrated movies. Shaantivaan also seems like movie based on an interesting subject. It is great to see him explore such unique subjects with each of his production venture.