Saturday March 23, 2019

Actress Yami Gautam Talks About The Importance of Substance of A Role

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' is releasing on September 21

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Lot of hard work goes into getting right parts as an outsider: Yami. Flickr

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, who is playing an advocate in the upcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu,’ says she never thought about the length of her role, but the substance of it and how the film will give her an opportunity to grow as an actress.

As the film is featuring Shraddha Kapoor as the female protagonist opposite Shahid Kapoor, Yami Gautam told IANS here: “This is the first time I am playing an advocate and it is a pivotal part of a court-room drama. So as an actress the substance of my role matters to me more than anything else.”

She said she was aware of what she was signing. “But it was never like I am signing a multi-starrer and thinking about my visibility. I loved the story, the concept of it. Being a girl from Chandigarh I know the electricity issue and how the story relates in everyone’s life,” she said.

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Yami Gautam shows her desire to work in a dance based movie. Wikimedia Commons

To prepare for her character, Yami Gautam attended the Bombay High Court.

So, did she find something very new? “Observing the body language of a lawyer and wearing the confidence on the sleeve when you are talking in the court. The clarity of thoughts, the word that you are using as a lawyer with the awareness of the impact of them is very important,” she said.

From the beginning of her career in 2011 with ‘Vicky Donor’ Yami’s last release ‘Kabila’ opposite Hrithik Roshan, she always received a positive response for her beauty, screen presence and acting.

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Unlike the common perception, the actress started her cinema career with South Indian films, whereas Vicky Donor was her debut in Bollywood. Wikimedia commons

Since she is playing a lawyer in uniform and has no vanity of a heroine in the film, asked about if she missed wearing good clothes and makeup Yami laughed, “But heroines are an actress, too, right?”

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“And for an actress, it is a greater high to look the part of the character she plays. Yes in this film I am wearing lawyer’s suit, but the idea is to break the image of my earlier film and present a new me to my audience,” smiled Yami.

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is releasing on September 21. (IANS)

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Good Content, Great Box Office Go Hand in Hand, Says Actress Yami Gautam

Besides Vicky and Yami, the film also features Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutante Mohit Raina. The film has been directed by Aditya Dhar and it has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala

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Lot of hard work goes into getting right parts as an outsider: Yami. Flickr

With “Uri: The Surgical Strike” crossing the Rs 200 crore mark, actress Yami Gautam, who plays an intelligence officer in the film, believes monetary success gives recognition but the long-time impact boils down to the content.

“I feel both good content and great box office go hand in hand. Of course if the film you are a part of becomes a success by its numbers, then you are given a certain amount of recognition. But I feel it all transpires what the film was about and what kind of content it represents,” Yami Gautam said in a statement to IANS.

The gritty drama, which traces the real-life events of the 2016 Uri attack and its aftermath, features Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. The film released on January 11, and continues to draw in the audience.

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Yami Gautam. Flickr

“With ‘Uri…’, the film had great content which drove people to the theatres week after week. And it’s amazing to see these numbers, not to be part of any club but just to know that people have over these weeks gone to see the film, even till date, almost a month after its release.

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“Overall from a career perspective, box office numbers till the time they are genuine returns to the producers, is when there’s a true impact. Every film has different economics and no two films can be compared to each other simply by the extent of its box office only,” Yami Gautam added.

Besides Vicky and Yami Gautam, the film also features Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutante Mohit Raina. The film has been directed by Aditya Dhar and it has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala. (IANS)