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17 April 2024

Amy Jackson - Britain's Bollywood sweetheart

Amy Jackson. (amy-jackson.com)

By Staff

Two years ago she was the bright-eyed British teenager who had never even seen a Bollywood movie.

The leading lady of upcoming movie 'Ekk Deewana Tha' is British-born actress Amy Jackson, who started out as a beauty queen.

She won Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain and went on to win Miss Teen World in 2008 and become a runner-up in Miss England in 2010.

But now, 21-year-old former Miss Teen World is the latest British export to set the world of Bollywood on fire.

Even before her debut on the silver screen she is soon becoming the darling of the gossip column.

Amy fill gossip pages with speculation about her love life and potential matrimony with co-star Prateik Babbar.

Amy was discovered in 2010 by an Indian director who offered her a part in a film set in the 1940s British Raj.

Amy's role in Tamil period drama 'Madrasapattinam' (Madras Town) in 2010 got her nominated for the Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress.

But for the starlet, whose face draws crowds in India, life is certaily different here.

Talking to The Sun, Amy said that at home she is just Amy but in India she is famous.

Now the 21-year-old has stepped into the world of Bollywood to play Jessie Thekkekutu opposite male lead Prateik Babbar in writer-director Gautham Menon's upcoming 'Ekk Deewana Tha'. It's a Hindi remake of the Tamil release 'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa'.

Her latest Hindi musical, called 'There Was A Crazy Guy', is out later this month.

Twentieth Century Fox's 'Ekk Deewana Tha' is released in cinemas on February 17.