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It’s tough to get a hit in Bollywood: Amyra Dastur

Actor Amyra Dastur speaks about the challenges of delivering a successful film.

bollywood Updated: Apr 13, 2016 20:26 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
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Actor Amyra Dastur says she wants to stay away from commercial films for a while.(HT Photo)

Actor Amyra Dastur’s first two films Issaq (2013) and Mr.X (2015) didn’t do well at the box office. And this has made her cautious while taking up projects, as the 22-year-old has understood that no matter how confident one may be about a film, it’s future depends on viewers’ feedback.

“It is hard to get a hit film here (in Bollywood). You are relying on the audience. Now, I think twice before signing a film as I want it to do well. It (a film’s failure) really hurts. You put in hard work and hope that the film is appreciated,” says Dastur.

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Though she has been advised to do masala, commercial films to sustain herself, the actor is in no mood to do that. “I have done two commercial films as everyone told me that you need a commercial hit to survive here. But a good film is a good film. I think I will go for an artsy film,” says Dastur, who is busy with her Hollywood action-adventure Kung Fu Yoga, which also stars Jackie Chan.

“I am busy with this film and I understand that I need to get back to Bollywood soon. I have been getting offers, but have no time to go through them. Once this shoot finishes, I want to go on a vacation to Bali (Indonesia) or Greece (Europe),” she says.

First Published: Apr 13, 2016 20:26 IST