Yami Gautam is one of the popular actors of Bollywood. Yami made her Hindi film debut with Vicky Donor and then there was no looking back for her. Over the years, Yami has featured in many Bollywood movies including Kaabil, Badlapur, Dasvi, A Thursday among others. Talking about her 2020 release ‘Dasvi’, Yami played the role of IPS Jyoti Deswal. The actress starred opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Nimrat Kaur in the film. At the time, Yami had slammed a media portal for their ‘disrespectful’ review of her performance in the film.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble for the first episode of Trail Blazers, Yami recalled the incident where she was targeted. The actress said, “When I read what I read I felt it was disrespectful. Giving a review means you are reviewing it. Either you like it or don’t like it, it’s absolutely your choice and this is something which has been happening since forever but you can’t make it personal.”
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The actress added, “You cannot write something which just dismisses somebody’s journey. For you, it might be just 3-4 lines but for me, you are making a comment on my journey and dismissing all the work that I have done. And I am the last person in PR or who goes gangu about their own work but whatever I wrote I didn’t tell anyone about it. It was not something which was decided like I want to do this, I want to write. I was alone. I was sitting alone and I really wanted to put it out and I’ve done a film like Vicky Donor, I had done Uri, Bala, A Thursday, Kaabil. You can’t just dismiss someone just because I am not… I don’t want to make it about nepotism or anything but you wouldn’t write such things for any actor who are from the industry or have grown up here or are socially very well connected. You wouldn’t write to that extent. You may write not good, not bad but not what I felt. You won’t make anyone feel like that.”
Yami went on to add, “Somebody else also wrote which I didn’t call out but felt so weird that reviewing my film and starting my review by saying I get confused between Yami and Vaani Kapoor and I’m like why would you start by writing, what does it even make sense? Would you write this for any so-called influential actor? Is it because it’s so easy to write about us because it’s not going to get retaliated or you’re not going to get phone calls? So, that’s not right.”
Yami has made it on her own in the industry.
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