“There were many contenders for the role, but Amyra was the best fit.”
Bollywood star Amyra Dastur has reportedly landed herself an international project working with action star, Jackie Chan.
The 22-year-old is ready to deliver a punch as she is expected to take the lead female role in the new flick.
In Kung Fu Yoga, Amyra will be working alongside Sonu Sood as well, who will be playing the parallel lead.
Parts of the film have already been shot between Jackie and Sonu, and Amyra will probably be joining them for the next stage of filming in China.
Sonu is known for acting predominantly in Tollywood, Kollywood, Bollywood and Kannada films.
He is most remembered for his roles in Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005) and Shootout at Wadla (2013).
Coming together with Amyra in this film will surely crank up the heat!
A source close to the film reveals: “There were many contenders for the role, but Amyra was the best fit.”
“Amyra will have a fully-fledged role within the film.”
It is reported earlier that South Indian hottie, Ileana D’Cruz, was initially going to fill this role.
But following some differences with the production house, Bollywood babe Amrya seems to have sealed the deal.
She started her career at the age of 16 as a model appearing in commercials for the likes of Dove, Clean and Clear and Vodafone.
The petite Bollywood star then made her film debut in Issaq (2013), a Hindi romantic film directed by Manish Tiwary.
She is last seen in in Mr X (2015), a sci-fi thriller released in April 2015.
The fashionista loves sharing a variety of chic and stylish outfits with her followers on social media.
She recently attended GQ India Fashion Night, looking absolutely stunning in a light pink mermaid gown, complete with colour-matching earrings.
Amyra is also featured in the video to Nigam’s new song ‘Aa Bhi Jaa Tu Kahin Se’:
— Amyra Dastur (@AmyraDastur93) November 27, 2015
Starring alongside international superstar Jackie Chan will be an amazing opportunity for her to excel in the industry.
Kung Fu Yoga is the first in three-film production agreement signed between China and India.
Viacom 18, a dominant Bollywood studio, pulled out its involvement in the film in October 2015. It is not known yet how this will impact production schedule.
Nevertheless, Kung Fu Yoga promises to be a much-loved action packed movie, directed by Stanley Tong.
The film director from Hong Kong is known for his close collaboration with Jackie, such as Police Story 3: Supercop (1992) and The Myth (2005).
They also broke into Hollywood together with the box office success Rumble in the Bronx (1995).
Stanley dabbled into computer animation as well with Dragon Blood (2005) – a first in Asia.
His experiences and familiarity with Bollywood will be sure to guarantee success for this movie.
Stanley previously worked with Mallika Sherawat who is famed for her hot looks in The Myth (2005).
Kung Fu Yoga is currently scheduled for release in 2016.