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

2 (765 x 430)Yami Gautam is gearing up for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, also starring Padmaavat actor Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Not long ago, Shahid had welcomed Yami on-board his next project Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which is directed by Toilet Ek Prem Katha fame Shree Narayan Singh and bankrolled by Arjun N. Kapoor and Prernaa Arora’s KriArj Entertainment, reports The Indian Express.
Yami Gautam, who has earlier been a part of films like Vicky Donor, feels films which are message driven but commercial in nature are the need of the hour. “I think it is amazing that such stories are doing really well. Vicky Donor was among the first commercial films with a strong social message. From there to Prerna’s serious film like Toilet Ek Prem Katha or PadMan, I think this wave should not stop because in our country cinema is really popular and a lot can be communicated through them. It helps to start a conversation about things we do not really talk about,” said Yami.
Talking about the reasons to why she chose Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Yami quips that while there are many to state as a reason, the main one was the concept and the producer too. She said, “I wanted to work with Shree (director) sir and Prernaa. I think the kind of films she is backing is just amazing. In short span of time, she has come across as a strong-headed producer. On the other side, the concept, the relevance, a commercial film and a topic we have never spoken about on-screen were a booster. The role is something I have not attempted so far. I want to do something that adds versatility to me as an actor. So, I got a great chance in Batti Gul Meter Chalu and then of course, sharing the screen space with one of the most talented actors we have, Shahid.”
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.