It's confirmed! Diana Penty, who portrayed the lead role in last
year's release, 'Happy Bhag Jayegi' has signed a new film and this
time she will be sharing screen space with Farhan Akhtar for the
The movie produced by Nikhil Advani marks the directorial debut
of Ranjit Tiwari.
On why Diana was the right choice for the role, producer Nikhil
Advani said, "Diana is a talented and versatile actress and is
known for her interesting choice of roles and films. She brings
with her an element of quiet strength that lends itself well to the
character we want her to portray."
Diana further added, "I've always wanted to be part of stories
that I feel strongly about and Lucknow Central is one such story. I
instantly took to it when Nikhil Advani told me about it. 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
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, played by Diana.
Earlier, Kriti Sanon was the first choice to play a NGO worker,
but the actress later opted out of the film citing date issues.
Later, Saiyami Kher too was approached for the film. But it looks
like things didn't work out and the role finally landed in Diana's