Mumbai: Amyra Dastur is currently shooting for her film, Mental Hai Kya with Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut. Between her films and ad shoots, the actress takes time out to learn gymnastics as well. She started learning gymnastics over this last year and has already aced many techniques in the sport.
Ever since Amyra has learnt the sport, she has been wanting to take the sport forward and help in some way or another. Recently her gymnastics coach told her of a few young girls who were all gymnasts but needed help and support of some kind to participate in competitions and have the right kind of gear for practice. Amyra thought this was the best opportunity to help the young girls and did so by supporting and promoting them become better gymnasts.
When asked about it the Rajma Chawal actress said, “I do consider myself someone who is more partial to girls and helping them achieve their dreams and break certain stereotypes. When I found out that there were 4 girls, aged between 10-14, who wanted to take up Gymnastics but didn’t have enough financial support to pay for the entire coaching sessions and the appropriate gear required, I requested my coach to please give them the proper training required and anything else they’d need and I would compensate him on their behalf. My coach (Umesh Hasolkar) has been teaching me since 2016 and he’s proud of how far I’ve reached. His older daughter (about 20) also joins our class and helps me with my flexibility training. Even he wants to see women taking up gymnastics and proving that it isn’t a male sport. He was kind enough to even give me a small discount for their fees and equipment required but I’ll more than happy to keep providing for these girls in this aspect, for however long they decide to keep pursuing the sport.”
We love the selflessness and pay it forward attitude Amyra takes always and hope the athletes someday go on to representing the country.