A busy year for Amy Jackson

It’s no secret that she’s one of the most popular Indian actresses on Instagram — and a lot of credit for that goes to Amy’s stunning physique. A famous doll company also launched a series of Barbie dolls inspired by her.

Confessing to being a fitness freak, Amy says, “I love a mix of kickboxing, gym, yoga, pilates, horse riding and dancing. I also do skinny rappelling which is a quick cardio workout with music and  lighting, so it’s fun. When I’m not shooting, I like to spend time with friends and family. I love my pets and I’m a big animal lover. I also enjoy the nature and countryside. I spend half a month in Mumbai or Chennai and the other half in London, America and Europe.”

Revealing her calendar for the year, she adds, “I’m just finishing 2.O, a bilingual with Rajinikanth. My next Bollywood film that’s releasing this September is Ali — a rom-com with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, directed by Sohail Khan. I play the role of a golf manager and the story is slightly on the lines of Jerry Maguire. Then there are two British films I start in September. Bollywood is very structured and organised, but Kollywood and Tollywood can be quite spontaneous and I enjoy that. There’s another Bollywood film and a Telugu film after that.”

Talking about her role in 2.O, Amy adds, “Rajinikanth called me junior Aishwarya Rai on the sets! He’s so humble, has a wonderful aura around him and is an absolute gentleman. My role is different and totally fresh. Also, Akshay Kumar and Rajini’s roles are very different. The costumes are fantastic. We went to LA for the fittings and the LA-based designer who has worked for costumes of Iron Man, Men in Black and lots of Hollywood movies has worked on my wardrobe.”

She adds, “My character has never been played before and Shankar, who’s making this science-fiction sequel, told me it’s going to take a few days to get into the skin of the character. He’s a visionary and I love working with him. I still have to practise my Tamil and Hindi, which I’ve been trying to learn for a while now. But I have worked a lot on my body language!”
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