Feel new and energised, Yami on nearing a decade in Bollywood

Wednesday 24th November 2021 06:38 EST

Actress Yami Gautam pegs 2019 as a career defining year for her, especially with the release of ‘Uri : The Surgical Strike’ and ‘Bala’. Speaking in an interview, she said, “I knew that for me, to be able to stand out, I need to connect with the story and work with directors who believe in my craft and my caliber. 2019 was that year for me. That’s how this whole series of interesting films started.”

Close to completing a decade in the film industry, Yami agrees she always wanted to move against the flow. Speaking in an interview, she said, “When I came to the city until I did my first film, I was fearless. But certain choices were made out of fear that a film worked for someone, it’ll also work for me. That “bhed-chaal” didn’t work for me. I came here with a very individualistic approach in terms of what I want to do. Advices are always welcome but eventually the decision has to be yours.”

She added, “It’s going to be 10 years, but I’ve just begun. That’s how new and energised I feel. That’s what you can do as an actor, leave everything behind and come fresh on a film and create something new.” The actress has an entire slew of films on the line including ‘Dasvi’, ‘OMG 2’, ‘A Thursday’, and ‘Lost’. Her recent release ‘Bhoot Police’ also got her positive reviews.

“I will be the silliest liar if I say I haven’t ever been this busy before. I’m shooting my sixth film this year. It’s not just about quantity but what kind of work you are doing. It’s been a good year,” she said. Yami has over the years collaborated with filmmakers like Shoojit Sircar, Amar Kaushik, Sanjay Gupta, Ram Gopal Varma, and others. She has also shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, and Shahid Kapoor.

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