Actor Amyra Dastur, who is currently shooting in Jodhpur for her upcoming film Kung Fu Yoga alongside Chinese action star Jackie Chan, says that she was very keen on bringing the actor to Delhi. “I love Delhi. I was trying to convince them to shoot there. I was like, ‘But we should shoot in Delhi. They have so many monuments there.’ But they kept saying no,” she says.
Amyra shares that Jackie, who has also shot in Jaipur, loves India. “He is fond of the country. Of course, he is boiling in the heat here. It’s challenging to shoot in Iceland and then land in India, in this weather. We shot in City Palace, I showed him around the place. He can’t step out too much because he is such a big star and there are security issues too,” she says.
The actor, who made her debut with the Issaq (2013) alongside actor Prateik Babbar, says that she is having a blast shooting for the film. “It is crazy. I am learning so many things here. Action has become so easy for me now. Also, shooting for the film is a great workout and I have become an expert in hand-to-hand combat. It’s all because of my director Stanley Tong,” she says.
Amyra says that performing action scenes initially was challenging. “I was nervous at first. In one of my scenes, I had cables, but they were not there to lift me and I had to do most of the work. I got a few bumps and bruises, which I continue to get even now, but I look at them as victory marks,” she says.