Thursday, November 26, 2009
I’m enjoying being put on a harness dangling from ropes, jumping from heights, kicking and punching. In spite of my dainty image I’ve always been a tomboy. ”What Diya enjoys even more is being mean. “My character is bad through and through. No apologies. No justification. She just enjoys being bad.I like bringing that dark side of me out on screen because there’s way I can tap into it in real life. I like the surprise element in my role in Acid Factory. I remember seeing a film with Julia Roberts where she was a schoolteacher by day and quite naughty in the night.”Diya just finished shooting with the Big B in Shoojit Sircar’s Shoebite. “Though we were co-stars in Shootout At Lokhandwala we didn’t have any scenes together.In Shoebite most of my vital scenes are with Mr Bachchan. And believe me it was like going to acting school. He taught me one thing I’ll never forget.‘To be a good actor you’ve to be a good listener.’ I’m going to follow that mantra, ” says the quietly attentive Diya who admits she’s an introvert.“It was hard for me to come out and play the aggressive bad girl in Acid Factory or be part of the goofy comedy in Kunal Vijaykar’s Fruit & Nut. I’m basically quiet and shy.