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Abhay Deol Talks About Filming Happy Bhag Jayegi With Diana Penty

"I give full credit to Mudassar (director Mudassar Aziz) because he really nailed the script in terms of the dialogues and the comic timing. And you have a cast where you put all these boys together. So it automatically just becomes funny. So I didn't have that much to do," said Diana

  | July 22, 2016 18:47 IST (Mumbai)
Happy Bhag Jaayegi

Abhay Deol and Diana Penty photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Happy Bhag Jayegi is scheduled to release on August 19
  • 'Comedy is all about timing,' said Abhay Deol
  • Comedy is really very difficult and I'm not a natural: Diana
Actor Abhay Deol said that his Happy Bhag Jayegi co-star Diana Penty is a natural comic but she is not quite aware of it.
"Comedy is all about timing. I think comedy is such that if it's there in you and if you're automatically comical, then it comes very naturally," said Abhay.
"In that sense, comedy is very easy if you're a natural comic. But if you're not, then it can be tougher than drama," added Abhay.
Abhay also praised Diana and said: "The good thing with Diana is that she doesn't think much. She just reacts. So I think she is a natural comic, but she is not aware of it. And that was fun."
"If I would do something, she would respond accordingly. That's very important in comedy. That your actors also get each other," he said.
Happy Bhag Jayegi features Diana as a runaway bride from Punjab.
On her part, Diana, who made her Bollywood debut with Cocktail, said: "Comedy is really very difficult and I'm not a natural. But I think it also has to do with the way it's scripted."
"I give full credit to Mudassar (director Mudassar Aziz) because he really nailed the script in terms of the dialogues and the comic timing. And you have a cast where you put all these boys together. So it automatically just becomes funny. So I didn't have that much to do," said Diana.
Happy Bhag Jayegi features Ali Fazal and Jimmy Sheirgill, apart from Abhay and Diana.
Diana said that it was the first time that she met Abhay thanks to the movie.
"I have always been a fan of the kind of work he does, the content-driven kind of films he chooses. I think he is a very selfless actor because he will do whatever it takes for the other actor to get their scene right, which a lot of other people don't do," she added.
Happy Bhag Jayegi is scheduled to release on August 19.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 
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