Model-turned-actress Amyra Dastur who was last seen in the dark comedy, Kaalakaandi, has carved a niche for herself in the South film industry. Amyra is now looking to do the same in Bollywood with a range of films in her kitty.
She recently wrapped up the shooting for the Bindass web series, The Trip (season 2), and had quite a blast shooting with an all-girls cast for the first time. She, along with Shweta Tripathi, Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi, were shooting for the second instalment in Pondicherry and Chennai.
Amyra has always been an environmentalist and has promoted eco-friendly routines and habits. While shooting in Pondicherry, she was always on the lookout for trash that had been disposed on the streets or the beaches. She would pick them up and dispose of in the dustbin. And coincidentally, Amyra picked up this habit from none other than her Kung Fu Yoga co-star, Jackie Chan.
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“I actually picked up this habit from Jackie Chan while we were shooting for Kung Fu Yoga in Jaipur. He would quietly go and pick up the plastic bottles that people had thrown around our set. He never instructed anyone to help him or even spoke about it. People just started following his example. So I just repeated his actions in a way. I saw trash, picked it up and threw it in the bin without telling anybody to do so”.
“My awesome girls got the idea and just followed by my example. Soon everyone on set began to do the same. I even spoke to production who agreed that no plastic straws are to be distributed on set, since we’re shooting in the South we eat on banana leaves and not paper plates, everyone has their own water bottle so no more plastic bottles get distributed on set”, Amyra said.
On the work front, Amyra will also be seen in the upcoming Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut-starrer Mental Hai Kya and the Sanjay Dutt produced Hindi remake of Deva Katta’s Telugu blockbuster, Prasthanam, with Ali Fazal, Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala and Jackie Shroff.