She came close to debuting in Tollywood several times but unfortunately, things did not materialise. However, Amyra Dastur is glad that she’s finally making her debut in Telugu cinema now.
“Everyone was asking me when I will debut in Telugu, so I started to feel the pressure. But I’m pleased that I am finally debuting in this happening industry. In fact, finally, I’m relieved now,” she says.
She is quick to add that she doesn’t have any regrets about missing out on the first few chances because she made up for them by acting in Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga. She feels that working in an international project taught her a lot. “It was a big project, and took a year-and-a-half. So I learnt to be patient,” she reminisces.
The 24-year-old recently shot for the first leg of her Telugu film in Goa. “Goa is like my second home and I go there a few times yearly. I like travelling and reward myself with holidays after working for a while. But I am seeing a different side of Goa now, all the hidden beauty — thanks to the shoot,” she says.
The actress who plays a yoga tutor in the film explains that it was the intriguing script and character that made her sign the film. “In real life too, I like nature but I am more of a city girl; I need my space and I like my concrete jungle,” she says.
Having done a Tamil film already, Amyra feels she’s familiar with Telugu as well. “I understand it a bit but can’t speak fluently. I know a few cuss words though, and I guess that’s how you start learning a language,” she adds.
Reportedly, Amyra is also working very hard to learn contemporary dance for this role.