Bollywood actress Yami Gautam is very close to completing a decade in Film Industry, gets outspoken about the choices she made all these years, breaking out from her comfort zone and how she prefers to move on from choices she made out of fear. Yami Gautam made a blast in year 2019, which was a career defining year for her, when Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bala released. “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,” she said.
The actress Yami Gautam who made her Bollywood debut with 2012 film Vicky Donor, is close to completing a decade in the Hindi film industry. Looking back, she agrees that she always wanted to move against the flow. “When I came to the city until I did my first film, I was fearless. But certain choices were made out of fear that if 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,” Yami Gautam said in an interview.
“It’s going to be 10 years, but I’ve just begun. That’s how new and energized I feel. That’s what you can do as an actor — leave everything behind and come fresh on a film and create something new,” she said.
Though she claims in the midst of her journey, she has done movies which ‘in deep of the heart, you know they’re not the kind of films that you want to do’. In fact, waiting for the right projects did bring her a lot of disappointment and self-doubt, but she states she was constantly aware and had a knack of recognizing the character and script that I want to do, regardless of the size of the role. “I knew nothing else. No hit or flop.”
She has also shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan. Yami Gautam has played varied and interesting characters over the years. Yami Gautam, who recently tied the knot with her Uri director Aditya Dhar, is in a happy space.