Amy Jackson, who is a British gal from Liverpool. Amy has been selected to play the lead actress opposite Prateik Babbar in a remake of a romantic South Indian film Vinnaithaadi Varuvaayaa.
Earlier it was said that Trisha will do the role, she has also played the lead in the original. But Amy floored director Gautham Menon of Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein fame with her beauty and charm and bagged the role. Not many know Amy has already worked in a Tamil period-film, Madrasapattinam, which won her plaudits for her role of Amy Wilkinson, an 18-year-old daughter of the Brit governor, who falls in love with an Indian man.
As Gautham tells a tabloid, “We signed her on after seeing her Tamil film. We did a workshop with her to help with her Hindi diction. She has learnt all her dialogues.” Amy was always keen on making career in acting and the she has no problem in learning Hindi or Tamil.
Prateik dates were creating problems for Gautham, and then it was also rumoured that the movie is shelved. But it’s very much on and will go on floors this April, announces the director.
Gautham also made Vinnaithaadi Varuvaayaa in Telugu with the name Ye Maaya Chesave. Both the films were simultaneously shot with different cast and different climaxes, and guess what, both the films were superhits. Vinnaithaadi Varuvaayaa is the story of a Hindu boy, Karthik, who is an assistant director and a Syrian Christian Malayali girl, Jessie. The film explores the complicated relationship between them.