Amyra Dastur was a part of our December Issue that showcased the best that tech had to offer in 2019.
Ex: 2019 has been a year for you with 2020 kicking in what you are looking forward to?
AD: Something big to start with on the OTT platform which I’ll be announcing in 2020 itself. I just shot and signed with a reputed makeup brand as their brand ambassador and I’m really looking forward to my next film with TSeries titles ‘Koi Jaane Na’ which will hit the theatres in the first half of 2020. You’ll be seeing me dancing in a new Punjabi single as well as a few fun brand collaborations and of course at all the wonderful fashion weeks walking for my favourite designers. I’m really looking forward to 2020 and all the wonderful shoots and projects ahead!
Ex: If not acting what would have been your calling from the parallel universe?
AD: Well, I always thought I’d be an entrepreneur and start my own little restaurant in Mumbai but now I’ve become obsessed with fashion and jewelry. I’ve actually started drawing some pieces here and there and who knows, maybe in a few years, I’ll start a venture around this.
Ex: What are your travel tech essentials?
AD: I carry three different adapters in my handbag at all times. I always forget what works in which country so it’s my first travel essential. I never leave without my charger and power bank because I’m a phone addict and I’m on the go 90% of the time so I can’t afford to be without it. My AirPods are a must and my iPad to satisfy my movie mania.
Ex: Do you take a break from tech? What’s your offline detox like?
AD: Well, I’m not much of a break taker. I’m quite a workaholic. I usually just take 2-3 days off when I get to travel abroad for events. I had an event in Abu Dhabi and I took my sister with me and once we finished my work there, we skipped off to Dubai for 2 days to shop and chill. That’s my kind of detox in a way. But, if I wanna get offline and off the grid, I run to Goa for a weekend beach detox.
Ex: The show you are currently binging on?
AD: I’ve seen almost everything! I loved ‘Mindhunters’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Shameless’. Right now I’m binging on ‘The Crown’ and I’m looking forward to ‘The Witcher’.
Ex: What’s your next tech buy in your wish list?
AD: Definitely the new iPhone.The three cameras have me intrigued because I’m obsessed with photography as well. Even in my line of work, one needs a good phone with a camera for those cool Instagram photos.
Ex: Are you an avid reader? Some of the books that you are reading?
AD: Yes, I do enjoy reading. My most favorite book is ‘The Help’ and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. At the moment I’m reading Amy Schumer’s new book.