Yami Gau­tam in a neg­a­tive avatar

Ac­tor Yami Gau­tam will give her im­age a makeover and play a grey char­ac­ter in her next

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Ac­tor Yami Gau­tam (right) who has of­ten been re­ferred to as the sweet and charm­ing girl-next-door is all set to break bar­ri­ers to prove her act­ing met­tle. Yami will be seen in a grey char­ac­ter in the third in­stall­ment of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar (2005). “I am sure this role will take away all those ad­jec­tives that peo­ple are so used to as­so­ci­at­ing with me. That’s the whole idea of tak­ing up this role,” says Yami.

Talk­ing about how she felt when she was of­fered a neg­a­tive role, Yami re­calls, “The mo­ment I was ap­proached, even I had this ques­tion, ‘why me?’. The cast­ing di­rec­tor then said that they have all seen me as the pretty and happy-golucky girl, so they wanted me to see how it feels to hold a gun and shoot.” How­ever, she wasn’t in­stantly con­vinced to take up the role. “I still had my ap­pre­hen­sions. Later they shot some no-makeup pic­tures of me and I was sur­prised and in­stantly said yes.”

Yami, who was last seen along­side Hrithik Roshan in Kaa­bil por­tray­ing the role of a blind girl, says she needed sev­eral things to fall into place be­fore she said yes. “You need a di­rec­tor, a script and a role to jus­tify a risk. There may be 10 odd things which I want to do as an ac­tor and we get an op­por­tu­nity also, but I need to be sure whether the per­son I am trust­ing or the role that I am re­ly­ing on — is it the cor­rect on,” she says.

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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