Amyra Dastur, who has acted in Bollywood films like Isaaq, Kung Fu Yoga and Kaalakandi, is making her Telugu debut with Manasuku Nachindi which also marks the directorial debut of Manjula Ghattamaneni. The film also has Sundeep Kishan and Tridha Chowdhary in lead roles.
Born and brought up in Mumbai in a Parsi family, Amyra is a BCom graduate. As part of the promotions for the film which is releasing on February 16, the actor spoke to the media and shared how she managed working with an alien language film.
“On one fine morning, Manjula madam called me and narrated the story. She asked me if I was interested in working for a role which is now played by Tridha. She somehow thought that I would fit in the role Nithya. That’s how it went on,” said Amyra.
Amyra plays a yoga teacher in the film and she further added that she liked the role because it was very much like her. She has already worked in a Tamil film as lead actor next to Dhanush, and says that Manasuku Nachhindi has helped her in building her confidence. “Telugu and Tamil are two alien languages to me and managing the movies was difficult. But, I am glad that I did both of them well, which has increased the confidence levels in me that I can opt for films in any language by working a little hard,” she added.
When asked about the experience for working with actors like Sundeep Kishan and Nassar, she said that both of them helped her on sets. “Nassar sir played my grandfather in this film and he helped me in delivering my dialogues better. Every time I was desperate to learn speaking Telugu, he asked me to relax and just keep working and told me that I will learn only with work and not just randomly whenever I want. He was very supportive, and an amazing person to work with,” she added.
When asked how was the experience of working with actors like Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood in Kung Fu Yoga, she said that the film helped her in learning a lot about acting and how to excel in the field. “I played a guest role in Kaalanakandi and that was just because the director wanted me to do. The Bollywood films I’ve acted till now matter a lot to me.”
The actor is already shooting for her second Telugu project Rajugadu, next to Raj Tarun which will release sometime in this year.