According to Amyra Dastur, directors frequently overlook her due to her off-screen persona: I say, “Listen, I did it”


The Diljit Dosanjh-starring film Jogi was launched last Friday to favourable reviews and admiration from audiences. The movie has received praise for its authenticity and sensitivity. It portrays a fictional scenario that takes place during the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984. Jogi contains a romance subplot in addition to the harsh and frequently violent backdrop, which contributes to the backstory of the title character. In the movie, Amyra Dastur portrays Kammo, Jogi’s love interest. The actor discusses why, despite having a small part, she said yes to the movie and what attracted her to her character in an exclusive interview.

Kammo, played by Amyra, is Jogi’s college companion and eventual girlfriend in the film Jogi. The majority of the character’s appearance occurs in a single flashback in the middle of the film, which is centred around the song Tafriyan. The actor claims she had no qualms about accepting a small part. I’ve never been the type of person to think that way. If a role has significance, I believe that even a one-minute role will be remembered. So the length of the video or the number of lines would never be a problem for me. My whole attention would be on the role’s overall impact. The audience should remember it in that way. Never have I aspired to be a wallflower.

When speaking about Kammo, Amyra exclaims, “I just loved her fully. She is a lot of fun and unafraid. This nice conversation between the two characters was included in the sweet narrative. I have never played a character who is this completely uninhibited and joyful. That was a huge draw for me. Of course, the scenery and story of the movie were also advantages, says Amyra. “I was captivated by the entirety of Jogi’s story because of how admirably the three friends came together to overcome hardship at that time. It was a very heartfelt tale. I said, “I truly want to be a part of this film in whatever way I can, right after the narration itself,” she continues.

Amyra portrays a middle-class East Delhi girl from the early 1980s in the movie Jogi. She has also taken on a variety of characters in her other films, many of which are extremely different from her bright online persona and glam persona. The actor claims that despite the fact that her off-screen persona frequently casts doubt on her acting ability, she handles the criticism well. There have always been scepticism, but Amyra constantly requests auditions so she can demonstrate the breadth of her experience. “I’m telling you, I did it. I’ve also played a badass character and a village girl. You are unable to claim incapacity.

She does occasionally had to say no to large pictures because of her will to not play a wallflower in a movie. It is quite difficult since you can’t insult anyone else, the actor responds, laughing. It’s acceptable if you decline respectfully and nicely. You’d probably give a date as an example. That is how everyone rejects anything. Simply put, you have to approach it extremely wisely. No one must be offended by you. It’s more about you not agreeing with someone personally, which is acceptable.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, Kumud Mishra, and Hiten Tejwani are featured in Jogi as well. The movie, which was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is currently available on Netflix.