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I Did Not Sign Anegan For Dhanush: Amyra Dastur

Published: Monday, September 9, 2013, 8:04 [IST]

Bollywood diva Amyra Dastur, who is making her southern debut with upcoming Tamil romantic thriller Anegan, says it was the film's story which attracted her, and not the film's lead actor Dhanush.

She says she didn't even know that Dhanush was her co-star when she signed the dotted line for the project. "When I signed the film, I didn't know Dhanush was my co-star. I was drawn by the story and my character in particular. However, later when I was told Dhanush has been roped in, I felt happy that I will be working with a talented actor," Amyra told IANS.

I Did Not Sign Anegan For Dhanush: Amyra Dastur

Amyra was zeroed in for the project after director KV Anand saw her in Issaq trailers. "I was approached after KV sir saw me in the trailer of Issaq. I flew down to Chennai and tried some sample looks for him. We did a small narration, and I was eventually signed on," she said.

"I had never watched a southern film until KV sir couriered me some Tamil films of 1980s and 1990s. He asked me to watch it as he believed it would help me to closely relate to the character I'm essaying in the film," said Amyra.

The 20 year old, currently shooting in Chennai, understands the cut throat competition in the industry, but she isn't bogged down by it. "It (competition) is there in all the industries. I think I should just concentrate on my work, choose different scripts and do interesting films", she said.

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Quizzed if she wants to find a strong base in Tamil cinema, she said, "I want to see how things roll. I have just started to learn the language word by word. Let's see where my career takes me." Anegan also features Karthik, Atul Kulkarni, Ashish Vidyarthi and Jagan. It is being produced by AGS Entertainments.

IANS

Topics: anegan, dhanush, amyra dastur, kv anand
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