She feels commercial movies aren’t her cup of tea.
She won’t appear in a movie unless her part in it is solid.
Despite having a soft spot for dance and music, actress Yami Gautam, who was last seen in director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Lost, recently claimed she feels commercial movies aren’t her cup of tea. She stated in an interview that she won’t appear in a movie unless her part in it is solid. She claimed that since the release of her first movie, Vicky Donor, she has maintained the same practise.
In the 2012 movie Vicky Donor, Yami Gautam co-starred with Ayushmann Khurrana on her feature film debut. It followed the success of her advertisements and commercials and her debut television programme, Chand Ke Paar Chalo. After a great debut, she went on to star in a number of movies, including Badlapur, Sanam Re, Uri: The Surgical Strike, A Thursday, Dasvi, and Kaabil.
In a recent conversation, Yami was questioned about whether she thinks it’s better to follow her own path rather than cater to box office trends in light of the powerful characters she’s played in recent movies.
The actor responded, “I figured that, especially since 2019 that while there always be room and space and room for every kind of film, as you said that damsel in distress, I don’t know if that’s really going to work as a characterisation, but definitely not for me. Even if I choose to do a very commercial film, it will have to have me doing something substantial in it. I can’t just be there merely as a presence anymore.” I can’t just show up anymore and have a presence. Yami delivered Uri in 2019, under her direction.
“I always wanted to do this that’s why I had a debut with a film like Vicky Donor. But people forget very soon. Now they feel like ‘now we feel you have arrived, now we see you doing all these roles.’ I am like ‘I did that right with my first film also. I was trying to do the same thing. But there’s always a better time for things. I don’t think for me I’ll really work, although I love songs, I love dance. I love to do that…I don’t know how commercial but my idea is jo bhi film karo, chahye Lost jaise film hai, A Thursday, aanewali Chor hai (for me the commercial aspect of a film is), it should be commercial in the sense that people should enjoy it,” Yami further added.
Yami‘s latest outing Lost features her in the role of a journalist who digs deep after a young man goes missing in Kolkata. It also stars Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam and Pia Bajpiee. She will be next seen in Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga and OMG – Oh My God! 2.
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