A hot model from fashion circuit Diana Penty became the latest eye-candy in Bollywood when director Imtiaz Ali’s signed her for her next film Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor. He was searching for a new face to be cast opposite Ranbir for a while now.
Confirming the news a source told, “There were several rumours about the girl in Imtiaz Ali’s film. Imtiaz had almost finalised Anushka Sharma at one point of time. However, he eventually decided that he wanted a new girl for his film and has finally zeroed in on Diana Penty.
Incidentally, hotties like Katrina, Sonam, Anushka and Kareena were being considered for the role Imtiaz finally decided to cast Penty in his next, who has also done an ad film for a mobile service provider with Ranbir and was in the news when she replaced Deepika as a cosmetic brand’s face.
Talking about the film, the source added, “The film is being produced by Ashtavinayaka, which also made ‘Jab We Met’ with Imtiaz.
‘Rockstar’ is one of Imtiaz’s most ambitious projects. He was initially supposed to make the film with John Abraham and UTV but then he went on to make ‘Love Aaj Kal’.
After ‘Love Aaj Kal’ released, he narrated the subject to Ranbir, who immediately agreed to do the film. Imtiaz had been considering various options for the female lead in ‘Rockstar’ and finally his wait is over.”