Amy Jackson is here to stay

DC | LIPIKA VARMA
Published Oct 5, 2014, 4:15 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
The actress talks about her role in the movie I, co-star Vikram and her upcoming projects
Amy Jackson will be working with Suriya in her next project
 Amy Jackson will be working with Suriya in her next project

Hyderabad: Amy Jackson’s stars are on the rise thanks to I, which is one of the costliest Indian film till date with a budget of $30 million. Talking about her role in the film and her co-star Vikram, Amy, who now calls India her home says, “This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Vikram. He is very dedicated to his craft and I have learnt so much whilst working with him. He is a very outgoing  person, but while shooting he is quite serious.

He had intense scenes, which involved prosthetics (he also plays a hunchback in the film), and he was completely in the zone and fully in character for months. It was very inspiring.” About her own role, she says, “When Shankar narrated the story and went into details about my character, Diya, I was very excited to start shooting. My role in the film was completely different to what I’ve done in the past and it involved quite a lot of preparation.

 

There are many dance numbers in I, and long dialogues. Also, my scenes covered all aspects of acting — comedy, action and romance etc. Amy has done only one film in Bollywood. When asked about her future in the Hindi film industry, she says, “I am very happy working here in the Indian film industry. I’ve tried my hand in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, and I’ve enjoyed all of them. My next movie is in Tamil opposite Suriya. Regardless of the language, I will choose my upcoming movies by script and if I can do justice to the role.”

About working with Aascar Ravichandran and bonding with people from Kollywood, she says, “It was a great experience working with Aascar Films He’s a respected producer in the industry. I am a part of the Kollywood industry and that’s because of the warm welcome from actors/actresses, directors and everybody else involved.”

Talking about her next film, she says, “My next movie is opposite Suriya; it’s directed by Venkat Prabhu. I’m reading several scripts at the moment and I am very excited to start 2015 with a bang!” When asked about the qualities she looks for in a man, Amy says, “Above all, I look for someone who can make me laugh. In the words of Marilyn Monroe, ‘If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything’.”

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