Yami Gautam, who was last seen as a lawyer in Batti Gul Meter Chalu will soon be seen in Aditya Dhar’s Uri – The Surgical Strike co-starring Vicky Kaushal.
Yami plays an intelligence officer in this film and went through an array of things in order to prepare herself to get into the skin of the character, – something she’s never done before. The actress went through a look transformation to give herself the edge to look the part on screen choosing her tresses for a more cleaner, serious look.
Yami Gautam took a great deal of inspiration from the 2012 iconic film, Zero Dark Thirty for her character in Uri.
The film, which has Jessica Chastain essaying the lead role of Maya, a fictional CIA officer leading the hunt for Osama Bin Laden became the ground inspiration for Yami for her role in Uri. She positively felt that Jessica’s role and her efforts were impeccable and are a great base of homework for any actor essaying a role of armed services professional on screen.
Speaking about the inspiration, Yami said:
“Zero dark thirty is personally one of my favourite films. Jessica was at her best in that film and the effort the entire team put into the film was beyond. The film definitely deserved every accolade it got. Jessica’s character of an intelligence officer was truly inspirational and did create a good growth for me to just watch it and understand its various nuances the role and the profession demands. Everything from the voice to the body language as an officer, each of these things matter a lot. And Jessica did an impeccable job and it helped me quite a bit when I was to begin shooting for Uri”.