Yami Gautam is a household owing her popularity being a face of several endorsements. Much before she became a successful on screen actress, Gautam has dabbled in a bit of modelling during her hay days. Always grounded in her past and humble beginnings, Gautam always stays connected to her past and the experiences that have shaped her. Success has been aplenty for Gautam this year with having played an intelligence officer one of the most successful films of all time, ‘URI The Surgical Strike’ and having her earlier but film ‘Kaabil’ recently release in China. Gautam before stepping into tinseltown as an actor has had a successful modelling career. She did modelling for a brief period of time before she made her debut in Hindi cinema with Vicky Donor in 2012.
Recently it was reported Gautam is all set to play a model in her next film with Ayushmann Khurrana in ‘Bala’. In the film Gautam will be seen exploring the character of a model, and a pretty uninsurable one. Yami is thrilled to play such a character for the first time and her modelling days came handy to Gautam to play her part of a a model in the film. The part in the film she plays is a Loca city model from Lucknow who is a popular face for the locals and the local brands of the city.
During her good old days as a model Gautam was the choice of various brands and fashion designers as the face of their product. When she learnt she is playing a model in the film she got all excited to portray her past real life experiences in reel life. It has been a great experience be walking down the memory lane for Gautam to play a model in ‘Bala’.
Speaking on this Gautam said, “I play a popular model from a local city in Lucknow. Unlike a lot of characters shown on screen so far, my character is a local model who’s famous in a local town. There have been many occasions in my hay days which I associate with my character on a personal level even though the character is far different and her experiences are different from what I have experienced. The only similarity is that that she’s a model and I have done that briefly, so there are basics I understand understand of the character. Of course this character is very different and something I haven’t done before. But my personal experience as a model has come in handy in certain nuances”.