YAMI IS CONFIDENT OF 'STRONG' ROLES
Afilm with an ensemble cast is not every actor’s cup of tea, particularly because the screen time gets divided among multiple characters. Yami Gautam, however, doesn’t see it as a threat. What she looks for in a script is that her character should be welletched and have relevance to the storyline.
Yami, who has starred in Badlapur (2015), Sarkar 3 (2017) and at the moment is shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chaalu (BGMC), all three having multiple actors, explains her stand citing the example of BGMC, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. “All three of us have very defined characters. And before we started shooting, we had a discussion about our work and what we are contributing to the film. There should be no doubt when I walk into the sets and start working on the film. If you still have questions around the existence or essence of your character, then you are at the wrong place. On my part, I am pretty confident that we are doing the right thing,” she says.
Another film that will star Yami is Uri, which is being helmed by debutant director Aditya Dhar and also stars Vicky Kaushal. Yami has even cut her hair short for the film, in which she reportedly plays an intelligence officer. Not willing to divulge details, she only says, “In Uri, I’m a nurse who plays a pivotal role in the operation during the attacks. Both my characters in Batti… and Uri are strong; they are today’s girls, independent and feisty. They know what they want from life and are go-getters.”
Meanwhile, there has been speculation that after Batti Gul Meter Chaalu, the actor might do another film with Shahid. But she negates the report. “As of now, I am only doing one film with Shahid. He is a brilliant actor and a wonderful person to work with. I have met him socially many times and this is the first time we are working together. I would love to work with him again,” Yami signs off.
Actor Yami Gautam says that her characters in upcoming films Batti Gul Meter Chaalu, and Uri are strong — ‘they are today’s girls, independent and feisty’