Amyra Dastur is excited to play a rebellious girl in Rajma Chawal
The first image of actress Amyra Dastur’s look from her upcoming film Rajma Chawal, akin to Rooney Mara from The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (though the plot has nothing to do with the Hollywood film), went viral on the Internet. The undercut hairstyle and bar code tattoo on her neck offers a peek into how badass Amyra’s character is in the film. “My character is that of a rebellious, young North Indian girl who always gets what she wants. The film is about the generation gap within a family. But it is a cute and fun film,” says the actress.
Directed by Leena Yadav, the film also stars Rishi Kapoor in the father’s role. Talking about working with the veteran actor, Amyra says he was a thorough professional. “He was never demanding and it was extremely easy to work with him. He is so honest about his performance and on sets, he is genuinely an awesome person,” she says. Another thing that Amyra shares about the film is the fact that it is a story that presents characters that are very true to real life and she says it was Leena who made this happen. “I had watched Parched and I really wanted to work with Leena for a long time. She gives her characters a deeper meaning. Rajma Chawal is an atypical Bollywood film with almost real characters,” says Amyra.
The actress is also trying to make a mark in the South Indian film industry. Her upcoming Telugu film Raju Gadu opposite Raj Tarun is likely to release in the first week of June. When asked what’s different about shooting in the South, she says, “The only major difference is language. But Raj would translate the dialogues and help me understand the situation.” Amyra also says that the South film industry is welcoming. Ask her about the recent protest against the casting couch and she says, “I haven’t experienced any such thing because I have always had a manager. But I think in this day and age, with cameras all around such things are practically history.”