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I wanted to be an IAS officer: Yami Gautam

The 24-year-old actor, who shot to fame with Vicky Donor, says she had never thought of getting into Bollywood

entertainment Updated: Jul 10, 2013 01:11 IST
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Yami Gautam,IAS officer,actress

Actor Yami Gautam, who made her debut in Bollywood with Vicky Donor last year, and won instant recognition, reveals that she never thought of pursuing acting in her life. “I wanted to be an IAS officer, when a few of family friends came to meet us in Chandigarh and told my parents that I should try to enter Bollywood. After that my father sent some photos of mine to directors in Mumbai, I got a call and there was no looking back,” Yami says, adding that she took some time to get used to being famous.

“Vicky Donor was a pleasant surprise. The recognition I got was amazing, but I have to say I was a bit shy when people used to come to me for photos or autographs. It took me some time to get used to it and all the fame, But now I like it,” says the 24-year-old, who’ll be seen in an upcoming film opposite Pakistani singer-actor, Ali Zafar.

She clarifies that her film with Zafar is very different from Vicky Donor. “What’s the point of doing the same roles again and again? Yes the two films have romance as a very important aspect, but the messages are different,” she says.

First Published: Jul 09, 2013 17:35 IST