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

Yami Gautam is pretty excited to kick off 2018 with Prerna Arora’s production venture Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which also stars Padmaavat actor Shahid Kapoor. In conversation with filmsmella.com, the actor spills the beans on her role in the film.

Yami Gautam is gearing up for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, additionally starring Padmaavat actor Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. no longer long ago, Shahid had welcomed Yami on-board his next venture Batti Gul Meter Chalu, that’s directed through toilet Ek Prem Katha reputation Shree Narayan Singh and bankrolled by way of Arjun N. Kapoor and Prernaa Arora‘s KriArj enjoyment.

Yami Gautam, who has in advance been part of films like Vicky Donor, feels movies that are message pushed however commercial in nature are the want of the hour. “I assume it’s miles high-quality that such stories are doing genuinely properly. Vicky Donor turned into some of the first commercial movies with a sturdy social message. From there to Prerna’s severe film like lavatory Ek Prem Katha or PadMan, I assume this wave have to no longer prevent due to the fact in our usa cinema is sincerely popular and loads can be communicated via them. It allows to start a communication approximately matters we do no longer simply speak about,” said Yami.

speaking about the reasons to why she chose Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Yami quips that at the same time as there are numerous to state as a motive, the primary one turned into the idea and the manufacturer too. She said, “I desired to work with Shree (director) sir and Prernaa. I assume the sort of movies she is backing is just remarkable. In quick span of time, she has stumble upon as a sturdy-headed producer. On the alternative facet, the idea, the relevance, a business film and a topic we’ve never spoken approximately on-screen had been a booster. The position is something i’ve no longer attempted thus far. I need to do some thing that provides versatility to me as an actor. So, I were given a great risk in Batti Gul Meter Chalu and then of course, sharing the screen space with one of the maximum proficient actors we’ve got, Shahid.”

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As she mentioned her character in the film, we were keen to know what is so different about the role she will play. Yami answered, “I play a lawyer in this film. When I heard the script, I was extremely excited because I have done legal studies in college. So, it was kind of reminiscing your college days. It is a very strong role. Even Shahid plays a lawyer. So, what are we doing, what would we fight for, that is what the story is about.” She intends to inspire women to take up legal studies post this film. “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. I am very emotionally attached to the role,” said Yami Gutam.

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.

“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. Being an actor, I know what kind of homework and effort it takes to do that. You have to literally submit yourself to the character and the director you work with. I get really inspired working with such actors and directors,” quipped Yami.

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. He was brilliant in Padmaavat. I have heard things about him from his co-stars and directors that he gets into the character. Someone praises me for my character, it is impossible without the synergy of my co-actor. I cannot work in isolation. Had I not got support and energy from Hrithik, I would not have been able to pull off Kaabil. So, looking forward to it,” remarked the 29-year-old actor.

But is she nervous of having him on board post such a humongous response for his recent film? Yami answered, “I think it is nicer to have him post Padmaavat. Once you come on the sets, there is nothing but the role and the scene that you want to do justice to. There is genuinely nothing else in mind. 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. I think it is just great to have him on board post the kind of response he has got for Padmaavat. We are overwhelmed and happy for him as he deserves it.”

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