‘I never wanted to do a commercial film’
Acommercial blockbuster is often touted as that big break for a newbie in Bollywood, however that’s not the case for actor Amyra Dastur (right). The actor, who was first seen in Issaq (2013) alongside actor Prateik Babbar, says that while she never felt the need to be a part of a commercial potboiler in order to get ahead in her career, she did not see a way out of this stereotype.
“I am glad about my next film, which is a commercial film, but it’s not something I wanted to do. I don’t understand why it’s so important to do a commercial film. But I guess it’s sometimes about pleasing others,” she says.
Being cast alongside a leading actor is also not a priority on Amyra’s wishlist. “I don’t look for a big star to be opposite me. All I am concerned with is my role. I don’t want to be furniture in a film. Even if it’s a five minute role, it has to be important enough for the story,” she says.
Amyra, who has also recently shot for a music video with singer Sonu Nigam, says that she is happy with the response she has got in Bollywood so far. “Although my film Issaq did not do well, my performance was appreciated. I also got a good feedback for my next film, Mr X,” she says.