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Amy Jackson sidelined in 2.0

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 1, 2018, 12:35 am IST
Updated Dec 1, 2018, 12:35 am IST
With the spotlight on superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the actress’ role in the film is brief and inconsequential.
Amy Jackson
 Amy Jackson

While we speak of pay parity and equal opportunities for women in the film industry, the reality is entirely different.

This, Amy Jackson must have realised when her role in Shankar’s 2.0 was abbreviated to being briefer than her costumes, so much so that team members are calling it a ‘gust’ appearance, like a gust of wind.

 

Apparently, Amy was shown no script nor informed what her role would be. “She was only told that she was the great Rajinikanth’s heroine. She was made to feel she should be grateful for the honour and privilege. Since Amy had already done a number of successful Tamil films, she agreed to do the Robot sequel, thinking her standing in Tamil cinema would see her through. Also, this was a big franchise. And the lead actress in Robot  had plenty to do,” says a source.

Once on board, Amy realised that the entire script revolved around Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Left high and dry, she attempted to do her best with her limited role. Apparently, her presence is so meagre that the 2.0 producers have asked her to stay out of the marketing and publicity. 

 

A crew member of 2.0 smirks, “What did Amy expect with Rajini sir and Akshay around? An author-backed role? She got into it with her eyes open, knowing fully well that the two main actors would hog the limelight. She has no reason to feel cheated.” Not that Amy is about to crib. Marna hai kya?! 

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