Yesterday, we met actress Yami Gautam who is all set for the release of her next, Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The actress spoke to us about what she thinks about overpriced electricity bills, her experience on sets, and much more.
Here are some excerpts from our conversation with Yami Gautam:
When asked about her favourite courtroom drama film in Bollywood she said,
“Mujhe toh Damini bahut pasand hai. I am a typical Bollywood buff but if aaj ki agar baat ki jaye – PINK I think was very real.”
Talking about working with Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, and her experience shooting the film she said,
“On sets, I told Shahid that ‘I love your work and I love the kind of films you have done’ – and so did he, we all kind of had a mutual admiration for each other. Even Shraddha (Kapoor) and I, me and Shahid, Shahid, Shraddha and I – all of us in some way. And, I joined them at a time when they were already comfortable working as a crew. When I joined them, I was the last entrant to the family, so they were all very nice to me and I also went a bit prepared.”
“They were like ‘badi tayari kar ke aayi ho. Matlab hum dekh raha hai stories mai ki tum High Court jaa rahi ho.’ So its nice when you have an actor who you’re working with who is known for his intense performance in the past it keeps you on your toes.”
When asked if ever come across any electricity issue, Yami said,
“I haven’t personally. But I know, I’m aware because I have this pahadi-Punjabi touch both. I was born in Himachal and raised in Chandigarh, toh mai kafi families se aware hu jo discuss karte the ki aaise aaise ho gaya hai.”
Elaborating further she said,
“Why this concept is enduring specially is at its grassroots level and I connect kyuki aaisa nahi ki mere saath hua kyuki mere pass money hai par mai nahi dungi kyuki woh unfair hai. Agar mere pass hai hi nahi toh mai kya karu? What will I do? I thought this is very relevant, that’s where I personally connected.”
When asked about her upcoming projects, the Kaabil actress said,
“Oh, we have still 5 more months to go before this year ends so it’s going to be something exciting.”
Post Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Yami will be seen in Uri- a film based on the military attack in Kashmir in 2016.
It is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nishant Pitti and Krishan Kumar. Batti Gul Mater Chalu stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, and Yami Gautam in lead roles. The film which deals with electricity theft in rural India releases on September 21.