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Amyra felt 'alienated' in the south

The actress who started out in Bollywood before coming down to the south, says the language barrier was an issue initially though that changed with time

Published: 19th July 2017

Actress Amyra Dastur, who debuted in Bollywood with the 2013 film Issaq and ventured down south with Anegan (2015), says she used to feel isolated during her initial days working in the south.

Asked how different the work culture is between the two industries, she says, "The only difference is the language. I felt slightly alienated when I began shooting for my first movie as the entire crew was Tamil. They mainly spoke in Tamil and I couldn't understand a word. But gradually, they warmed up to me, and really included me and made me feel right at home."

The 24-year-old goes on to say, "I have had good times and bad times on the sets of my Bollywood films and my South films. To me, filmmaking is the same no matter what language you're making it in. You've got to give your best in front of the camera and nothing less."

Amyra is now gearing up for the release of Kaalakaandi, which also stars Saif Ali Khan. The film is slated to hit the theatres on September 8. "I'm very excited about it. It's a brilliantly written film and it'll definitely make people cry of laughter," she says.

In the south, Amyra is shooting for Odi Odi Uzhaikkanum and Manjula Ghattamaneni's untitled Telugu film.

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