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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

When Jackie Chan told Amyra Dastur ‘no one comes to watch me act’

Actor Amyra Dastur shares how Jackie Chan was happy when he learnt that she is a bigger fan of his acting, than his stunts.

bollywood Updated: Feb 07, 2017 07:28 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Amyra Dastur is currently busy with her Tamil and  Telugu films.
Amyra Dastur is currently busy with her Tamil and Telugu films. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

Actor Amyra Dastur says Hollywood actor Jackie Chan was pleased when she told him that she’s a fan of his comic timing. While working with him in Kung Fu Yoga, Amyra used to watch him shoot. She feels it’s not just action, but Chan’s comic timing, that is also commendable.

“Jackie Chan’s comic timing is impeccable. If you even forget the fact that he is an action star, he is one of the best comic actors we have. During the making of Kung Fu Yoga, I would observe him not only when he did the stunts, but then I would also sit watching him shoot his proper scenes,” says Amyra.

Elaborating, the actor says that Jackie noticed her sitting quietly and spoke with her about it one day. “He is used to people watching him doing action, so when he saw me watching him shooting other scenes also he was like, ‘how come you are watching me now?’ And I told him, ‘Sir I just want to see your acting.’ Then he asked me why and I said, ‘I think you are one of the most interesting comic actors of all times.’ My reply made him happy and he said, ‘Everybody comes to watch me do stunts, but no one comes to watch me act. That’s so cool’,” smiles Amyra.

A die-hard Jackie Chan fan, the 22-year-old actor is looking forward to working with him again in future. “For the first few days, I used to just smile when I would see him on set. It took me a while to get used to him being around. But it was a learning experience shooting the film. Hope I get more opportunities to work with him,” she signs off.

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