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Exclusive! Yami Gautam on her 10-year journey in Bollywood: Hope to engage, entertain with good performances and stories

Yami Gautam Dhar also shares that life has come full circle for her: “But here, that circle is very amoebic.”

Exclusive! Yami Gautam on her 10-year journey in Bollywood: Hope to engage, entertain with good performances and stories

Last Updated: 05.34 PM, Feb 18, 2022


In just a couple of months, Yami Gautam Dhar will be clocking 10 years in the Hindi film industry. Yes, the actor's Bollywood debut, Vicky Donor, which also marked the debut of Ayushmann Khurrana, will mark a decade since its release in April this year. The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, has a huge fan base for its unique content and great performances by its leading actors.

It has been an illustrious career for Yami in the film industry, where the actor has had her share of ups and downs. During an exclusive interaction with OTTplay, the actor was asked about her journey in the movies and how she would describe it as a whole.


Yami exclusively told us, "I think life comes full circle, some people say. Maybe it is true. But here, that circle is very amoebic, I'd say. The reason why I am saying this is because I still feel the excitement that I had for my first film, which I still remember was out there in theatres. It's very much back. That's a mix of being a little nervous and being really excited. When you're happily promoting or talking about something that you will be happy being a part of, that is what Vicky Donor was for me. We didn't know it was going to be so big. We just knew that it was a film that had its heart in the right place. It talks about a subject which can be easily frowned upon, but what it did, not just at the box office, but critically for anyone who watched it, the fact that you remember it with a smile, that you feel happy when you watch it, comes with the right intention."

2019 has been an eventful year for Yami wherein she has had two major releases—Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bala. The actor was appreciated for his incredible performances, especially in the Ayushmann-starrer film.

Talking further about the same, the Bhoot Police actor shared, "After a long time, I feel this time has come back for me after a long time, especially in 2019. That is when the gears were shifted. I know what I'm chasing, I just need to be true to myself and true to what kind of films I want to do. I started my career not knowing what it was going to be. I just wanted to be a part of a good film. I got a very good part and got to work with a very good director. That's the only thing I knew. Your first film also comes with all the good things and some great challenging things as well. But in the end, the whole idea is, as you said, not to look back, but to move on in life. What has happened to your struggles, all those things? Of course, everybody goes through them. If you are from the industry or not, if you're a journalist, a doctor, or from the corporate world, if you are from any field, you may encounter difficulties. But the point is that you need to grow in life. You need to think bigger in life. You always need to see the bigger picture in life. Slowly and steadily, you'll be there."

Yami further thanked her fans and a section of the media for supporting her immensely and sticking by her in these 10 years.

"Last year was not slow and steady, but a big one. So, it feels good that as these films roll out for release, we will get to see the whole effort and all the hard work. Was it worth it? I'd say it was. The rest is all up to you to decide. But I will be thankful to my audience for sticking by me. I hope to engage and entertain you with good performances and good stories," Yami concluded.

The actor's latest outing, A Thursday, is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. She will next be seen in Dasvi co-starring Abhishek A Bachchan and Nimrat Kaur. The actor also has Lost and OMG 2 in the pipeline.

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