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.
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.
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