Uri: The Surgical Strike star Yami Gautam Dhar was seen in a number of her flicks over the past two years. Instead, she had all her six movies—Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga, Lost Dasvi, A Thursday, Bhoot Police, and Ginny Weds Sunny—released on streaming platforms back-to-back due to how the pandemic affected theatergoing.
The actress isn’t complaining; in fact, she’s excited about using the internet platform to reach and interact with the new, larger audience. She discusses her acting choices, playing unusual characters, and her latest creative endeavor with her husband, the filmmaker Aditya Dhar, in a chat.
Considering her films that have hit the digital medium, she says, “With OTT, there are different parameters through which you get to know about your film’s performance, like how many people watched the film, how many of them watched the whole film and how many left it midway. There’s global content in your plans, so it becomes challenging to make an impact on the audience with your work. It means a lot to me when I could do that with films like A Thursday and Lost.”
Yami Gautam Speaks about Work Association with Hubby Aditya Dhar
It’s better to wait instead of acting in a movie with which you are out of sync. Yami Gautam claims that despite being cast in major films, she waited patiently for roles that would challenge her as an actor. She says, “When I made my debut with Vicky Donor, in my head I was very clear about the kind of films I wanted to associate with. That character was very performance-oriented.
It took a while for me to channelize that into more opportunities, and I waited patiently. You have to maintain your mental and emotional balance and finally work towards a point where you are okay with sitting at home. It’s fine to wait rather than do a role or a film, which you know is not in sync with the kind of work you want to do.”
Aditya prefers to give everyone their own space while making films. As the producer of her upcoming film Dhoom Dhaam, which stars Pratik Gandhi, she would have more time to spend with her husband Aditya. Yami Gautam says of their working relationship, “We talked a lot about the project before the shooting started. Additionally, on days when he wasn’t working, I would go home and give him the low down. He enjoys giving everyone their own space”.