Confirmed! Not Kangana Ranaut, Amyra Dastur to play Rajkummar Rao’s love-interest in ‘Mental Hai Kya’ – After garnering love in the South film industry,Amyra Dastur is all set to impress Bollywood with the announcement of multiple projects this year. The young actress, who received rave reviews for her performance in Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakandi earlier this year, has got an interesting line up of films in 2018. After making her debut with Issaq, she is now geared to work with some of the biggest names in Bollywood. We hear, she has already completed the shoot of Leena Yadav’s ‘Rajma Chawal’ where she plays the rebellious love-interest of Rishi Kapoor’s on-screen son.
Recently, it was announced that she will be playing the heroine of Ali Fazal in the remake of Telugu super hit film Prasthanam, titled Prasthaanam alongside Sanjay Dutt. And now, we have got to know that she has bagged an important role in the much awaited psychological thriller film ‘Mental Hai Kya’ starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, which is being made under Balaji Motion Pictures and produced by Ekta Kapoor & Shailesh Singh and directed by Prakash Kavelamudi.
Amyra, who plays a crucial character in the film, has been paired opposite Rajummar Rao as his romantic partner. Our source further revealed to us, “The makers of the film do not want to give out much about the plot and the characters at this moment, but I can just tell you that there will be an actor who will be playing Kangana’s partner. So, Rajkummar and Kangana will not be playing a couple in Mental Hai Kya, which is essentially a psychological thriller.”
Talking about the film’s plot, Kangana had earlier revealed to Mumbai Mirror, “You’re never sure if this girl is hallucinating or what’s happening to her is for real, whether the guy (Rajkummar Rao) is trying to trap her or she’s got him wrong.” Meanwhile, she also shared her excitement on working with the Newton actor and said, “He is a star today while still being a brilliant actor, so I will have to be on my toes to ensure he doesn’t steal the show from right under my nose.”
The story was so intriguing that Amyra said yes to the film right away. Amyra has always been a commercial face but has chosen to do different and interesting films, in which the characters she has played have had grey shades to them. All her three films have been announced back to back this year, putting her into the list of busiest actors of Bollywood. Amyra being so young in the industry has hit the nail right in the head by being part of such prestigious projects so early in her career. The starlet is definitely carving her own path in this star-obsessed industry.