Meet the 16-year-old ‘Issaq’ heroine, Amyra Dastur

AMYRA DASTUR OF ‘ISSAQ’

She is the newest to enter Bollywood! Just of 16, the Parsi girl Amyra Dastur makes her dream debut in the love story Issaq, opposite Prateik Babbar.

Gifted with dainty looks and a lean frame, Amyra plays pretty girl-next-door in Issaq — a movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. The makers were sure that they wanted someone who is very young and looks innocent, and at the same time can carry off the rustic look of a Banarasi girl, as the movie is set in Varanasi. So, how did they find Amyra?

It’s learnt that the makers carried out a nationwide hunt to choose the actress, and the starlet got selected from over 200 girls. Manish Tiwary, the film’s director, says luckily he found Amyra in Mumbai.

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