I play a lawyer in Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Yami Gautam


On being asked about it, Yami said, “I am not aware of it but to work with Hrithik and Rakesh ji at any point would be a privilege.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd I cannot work in isolation. You have to literally submit yourself to the character and the director you work with. I was quite excited as my role had shades of grey, which I have never explored before. But is she nervous of having him on board post such a humongous response for his recent film? I want to do something that adds versatility to me as an actor. It is a very strong role. Talking about the reasons to why she chose Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Yami quips that while there are many to state as a reason, the main one was the concept and the producer too. 2018-02-04T13:29:09+00:00″>
Published: February 4, 2018 1:29 pm

Yami Gautam is excited to share the screen space with Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Once you come on the sets, there is nothing but the role and the scene that you want to do justice to. The role is something I have not attempted so far. While I was shooting for Kaabil, I got a call for Sarkar 3. So, it was kind of reminiscing your college days. “I will really be happy if looking at my role even one girl is inspired to take up legal studies because we do talk about women empowerment and stuff, but I feel the best thing women empowerment resonates with is awareness about yourself and I guess, what better way than legal studies. There is genuinely nothing else in mind. That is why Batti Gul Meter Chalu is going to be different to what you have seen before,” said Yami. She said, “I wanted to work with Shree (director) sir and Prernaa. This will be the first time that Yami Gautam would be sharing screen space with Shahid Kapoor, who is fresh from the success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat. “I think definitely. “Yes, why not… of course, any script which helps me explore something I have not thought of or never done before, I would love to do. Yami Gautam, who has earlier been a part of films like Vicky Donor, feels films which are message driven but commercial in nature are the need of the hour. From there to Prerna’s serious film like Toilet Ek Prem Katha or PadMan, I think this wave should not stop because in our country cinema is really popular and a lot can be communicated through them. “I think it is amazing that such stories are doing really well. We have to create a story and it would not be possible if we have doubts or an aura that might affect the energy on sets. It helps to start a conversation about things we do not really talk about,” said Yami. I love the team, my role and just cannot wait to start the journey.”
Yami Gautam had just two releases in 2017 out of which Sarkar 3, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, was a disappointment at the box office but Yami does not take it as a failure. So, looking forward to it,” remarked the 29-year-old actor. When I heard the script, I was extremely excited because I have done legal studies in college. Instead, she cherishes everything about this Amitabh Bachchan starrer. In short span of time, she has come across as a strong-headed producer. Had I not got support and energy from Hrithik, I would not have been able to pull off Kaabil. We are overwhelmed and happy for him as he deserves it.”

With such a great team, is Yami eyeing another hit? I get really inspired working with such actors and directors,” quipped Yami. “It was a special film because working with Amitabh Bachchan does not happen every day. Someone praises me for my character, it is impossible without the synergy of my co-actor. So, I got a great chance in Batti Gul Meter Chalu and then of course, sharing the screen space with one of the most talented actors we have, Shahid.”

As she mentioned her character in the film, we were keen to know what is so different about the role she will play. He was brilliant in Padmaavat. I think it is just great to have him on board post the kind of response he has got for Padmaavat. I am very emotionally attached to the role,” said Yami Gutam. I think that is what being an actor is all about. “All the roles he has done, be it Haider, Kaminey, Udta Punjab and I recently watched Padmaavat, I think it is not possible to portray such characters if you have not gone into the skin of it and depth of it. Super happy to commence this special journey with @kriarj on ‘ Batti Gul Meter Chalu ‘ 🙂 Really excited for this one #Prerna #Shree @shahidkapoor @ShraddhaKapoor 😁😎
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) January 6, 2018
She continues to describe Shahid as an inspiration and how she cannot wait for him to bring his energy on the sets, “Where he has reached today is a product of how hard he has worked. I have heard things about him from his co-stars and directors that he gets into the character. Yami answered, “I play a lawyer in this film. You have to grow with each performance and live up to what you say. Related News
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