The world around the Vicky Donor actress Yami Gautam has changed completely since the success of the movie. “To be true, life has definitely changed a lot. For example, addressing the media and being a part of press conferences was not that frequent earlier. The exposure is greater now; it is almost like an ocean,” smiles Yami, who was in Lucknow recently.
The actress definitely seems to be taking things slow and steady. Post Vicky Donor last year, Yami has been conspicuously absent from the silver screen. “I had a lot of offers post the success of the movie. But I have signed only two films, since I have my own pace of doing things. I didn’t just rush into signing films after Vicky Donor. My next film is going to be Aman Ki Asha, which is being directed by Neeraj Pandey, who has also directed Special 26 and A Wednesday. I play Asha in the film, a London-based Punjabi girl. I have just finished shooting for it in London. The next film that I am going to start shooting for next month onwards is with Ajay Devgn. The movie will be directed by Prabhudheva,” says Yami, who is quite excited about being paired opposite Ajay. “Ajay is not just one of the biggest stars of the country but a very fine actor too. In terms of genres, the movie is going to be very different from Vicky Donor and Aman Ki Asha. So, I am really looking forward to working with Ajay in the film,” she adds.
Taking a cue from the poem ‘Road Not Taken’ Yami Gautam says she will not do item numbers, as opposed to many of the top actresses who did really popular item songs. The actress was recently quoted as saying in an interview that item numbers are a strict no for her. “I am not really fond of doing item numbers. I’m just staying focused on my work – that is acting. Item numbers are something that I am not really looking at,” she says.