Actress Yami Gautam recently revealed that she was told she did cameo and small roles in films. She claimed that years later, the same people changed their stance on her.
Actress Yami Gautam revealed that she was once chastised for doing ‘cameo and small roles’ in films. Using Kaabil as an example, she shared how journalists praised her years later despite writing something else for her earlier. In this regard, she compared Bollywood to Hollywood, claiming that people in India make a big deal out of such things.
Yami Gautam rose to prominence after appearing in several advertisements and commercials. Her acting career began with the show Chand Ke Paar Chalo. She made her Bollywood debut in Vicky Donor, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, in 2012. She later appeared in films such as Badlapur, Uri: The Surgical Strike, and Kaabil, among others.
Yami played Hrithik Roshan’s wife in Kaabil. While her role was small, it was important in the Sanjay Gupta film. “I was called out sometimes,” Yami said, “ki acha inka toh cameo hai ya chota role hain (I was called out and told “she has a cameo or a small role in films”). Kaabil, I think that’s another film that I’m really excited to be a part of. However, some people believed that the audience enjoyed it. And now, when journalists approach me, they say things like, ‘you were so good in that film,’ and I’m flattered. But I tell them, ‘No, but that’s not what you wrote back then.'”
“I believe this is one of the few occasions when we should look west. Waha pe bade se bade actors (even the biggest stars in Hollywood) don’t shy away from taking on roles and working with directors if they want to. They are unconcerned. They just show up, do something amazing, and then leave. Yaha pe, we make such a big deal about it,” she added. The actor also stated that film opportunities such as Uri, directed by her husband Aditya Dhar, and Bala remain significant in her career.
Yami will next be seen in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary’s Lost, in which she will play a journalist based in Kolkata. She also has the Netflix film ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga,’ in which she co-stars with Sunny Kaushal. Aside from that, the actor will appear in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Oh My God! 2.’