She was kicked, punched, beaten up, knifed, and then the cycle repeated itself twice over in ‘Action Jackson‘. Still, she survived, and how. Now in her next release ‘Badlapur‘, she is finding herself amidst quite a few ugly encounters. While in the Ajay Devgn starrer she was presented as one of the three leading ladies opposite Ajay Devgn, when it comes to the Varun Dhawan flick she doesn’t mind her presence to be seen as a special appearance.
“There are number of female protagonists in the film, like Huma Qureshi, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte (Shor In The City, I Am). It is more like an ensemble affair, though Yami Gautam has a very important part to play. Still, it isn’t a quintessential heroine role per se,” informs our source.
In fact, the promo of the film has highlighted the tussle between Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, though the lip-lock between Varun and Divya Dutta has been widely publicized as well. As for Yami, her presence has been kept as a secret in the film.
“Yami is playing a vital character in the film and she is fabulous in the film,” says director Sriram Raghavan, who started his career with a women-centric ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ with Urmila Matondkar in lead, “Having said that, it is not a conventional heroine role per se.”
While that does give a little hint around Yami’s presence in the film, Sriram just chuckles when asked whether the Vicky Donor girl would be billed as a special appearance.
On the other hand, Yami is a lot more forthcoming about her part in this production of Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla, “Though I can’t say much about this, I have more like a special appearance in ‘Badlapur’. Still, I would rather like to have audience feel and understand why I took that role. It was a superb experience working with Sriram. I wanted to work with certain directors and he is one of them. As for the role then well, there are certain parts that are beyond length.”
The director has made sure too that Yami gets her worth in the limited screen time she enjoys in Badlapur.
“She has only half a dozen scenes but her presence is felt right through the film,” says Sriram.
Special appearance or not? Well, now that could be anybody’s guess!