Amy Jackson, who was born and brought up in UK, was spotted by a Tamil director during a fashion show. A week later Amy moved to India and hasn’t looked back since.
The actress after making a mark in Tamil and Telugu industry made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ alongside Prateik Babbar.
“This is all so new for me. It is very exciting and overwhelming. I have never been exposed to so much publicity till now. Everything has changed so fast. And this was my first Bollywood movie (after her Tamil and Telugu movie) so I was very excited,” she said to a daily.
The actress said that she dint enjoy the transaction from a model to an actress as she hated drama classes.
“I was quite shocked when I was approached by a director for a film. I did not even enjoy drama classes in school; I was very self-conscious and had no confidence in myself. But the director had seen me on a website and had complete faith in me. A week later, I was in Chennai. Everything changed after that,” she said to a daily.
Amy Jackson isn’t the only foreign actress who has made a Bollywood debut recently. But the actress thinks that healthy competition with the likes of Nargis Fakhri is a good thing.
“Healthy competition is good as it makes you want to do your best. Apart from dance classes, I am also learning Hindi, Telugu and Tamil,” she said.
The actress said that she aspires to become a versatile actress rather than a glamorous actress.
“I want to do different roles. I have seen a few movies here and I love Vidya Balan. There are actresses who play only glamour roles and there is Vidya who has moved out of her comfort zone and acted in strong performance oriented roles. Kareena Kapoor is really good in Jab We Met too. I am a hopeless romantic,” she said.
Amy has been linked with her ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ co-star Prateik. Even though the actress doesn’t confirm their relation she confessed that Prateik was very special to her.
“We really connected during our shoots. I am on my own in Mumbai and he is my first friend here; he is a very kind and warm person. He is very special to me. As an actor, he is superb. I have watched his films,” she concluded.