Amyra Das­tur is all praise for Jackie Chan’s comic tim­ing

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Ac­tor Amyra Das­tur (right) says Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Jackie Chan (above) 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 Am­rya.

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. “It was a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence shoot­ing the film. Hope I get more op­por­tu­ni­ties to work with him,” she signs off.



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