Amyra Dastur: I was starstruck on meeting Jackie Chan

Actress Amyra Dastur says she was starstruck on meeting Chinese actor Jackie Chan with whom she is currently shooting her upcoming film 'Kung Fu Yoga'.

Amyra Dastur and Jackie Chan
Amyra Dastur and Jackie Chan

Amyra met Jackie for the first time in Beijing. "The first time when I met him I just told him I love him. It was like a kid moment. I was starstruck," Amyra told PTI.

The actress, who made her debut with "Issaq" in 2013 alongside actor Prateik Babbar, is enjoying shooting action sequences for "Kung Fu Yoga".

"Performing the action scenes initially was challenging. I learnt martial arts, hand-to-hand combat and some other basic stuff. Jackie Chan, being an expert, helped me while I was training for the action part. I got a few bumps and bruises, but that's ok," she said.

Amyra plays a young happy-go-lucky girl in the film.

"I play a modern young Indian girl, funky, sweet, but there is a twist to my role. She is good at martial arts," she said.

Amyra had a good learning experience while shooting with the Chinese crew on 'Kung Fu Yoga'.

"I had a very good experience as I got to work with brilliant actors like Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood and others. They were particular about the shooting schedule, the shoots used to start on time around 6.30-7 AM. At 12 noon we used to have our lunch and at 7 PM dinner, and then if we want we could train for sometime," she said.

"Kung Fu Yoga" is a part of the three-film agreement signed between India and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India.

The action-adventure film is set to release this October.

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