Hollywood a great achievement for Deepika Padukone, says Diana Penty

Actress Diana Penty is more than happy for her Cocktail co-star Deepika Padukonefor her “great achievement” of making her Hollywood debut with the film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Diana, who ventured into Bollywood in 2012 with Cocktail starring alongside Deepika and Saif Ali Khan, says she is proud of the Bajirao Mastani star.

“It is a great achievement. We all are so proud of her. It is an amazing achievement. She has managed to put Bollywood on the map along with Priyanka Chopra,” Diana, whose film Happy Bhaag Jayegi released earlier this month, told IANS. In xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Deepika shares screen space with Hollywood star Vin Diesel.

Directed by D.J. Caruso, it is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx and 2005 film xXx: State of the Union. It also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa. The film is slated to release on January 20, 2017. Diana Penty, who has returned to the silver screen with Happy Bhag Jayegi, four years after her Bollywood debut Cocktail, feels that if there is no problem, then it is a problem.

“I am coming to my own. I am more confident. I am not self-conscious anymore. I am not shy and reserved as I used to be. I have learnt that I am who I am. If you have a problem then it’s your problem,” said the actress to Filmfare, when asked, “how have you changed over the years.”

When Diana was further quizzed about her whereabouts post Cocktail, she replied that she was busy with her endorsements, shows, and modeling, as acting was something that just happened to her.