Yami Gautam doesn’t see multi-starrer films as a threat, says she focuses on her part
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Yami Gautam doesn’t see multi-starrer films as a threat, says she focuses on her part

Actor Yami Gautam says she prefers discussing and understanding her characters before she starts shooting for her films so that she’s sure about what her part is in the project.

bollywood Updated: Jun 11, 2018 12:21 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Yami Gautam,Batti Gul Meter Chaalu,Uri
Actor Yami Gautam is working on two projects, Uri and Batti Gul Meter Chaalu.(Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)

A film 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 well-etched and is relevant to the storyline.

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Yami, who has starred in films such as Badlapur (2015), Sarkar 3 (2017) and is presently shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chaalu (BGMC) has mostly been part of films with ensemble cast. Explaining her stand citing the example of BGMC, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, she says, “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.”

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Another film that Yami has in pipeline is Uri, which is being helmed by debutant director Aditya Dhar and 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 more details, she 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 BGMC, the actor might do another film with Shahid. However, 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,” she wraps up.

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First Published: Jun 11, 2018 12:18 IST