Press Trust of India
April 19, 2012 22:49 IST
Actress Yami Gautam, who is making
her Bollywood debut with John Abraham's maiden home production
Vicky Donor, says her focus is now on doing more Hindi films
than regional ones.
In 2009, Yami made her debut in filmdom with Kannada
movie Ullasa Utsaha. Last year, she ventured into Telugu
cinema with Nuvvila, following which she acted in a Punjabi
film Ek Noor. Now she is all set for her Bollywood stint.
"If something really exceptional comes by, then only I
will do regional films. My priority will be Hindi films.
Sometimes it is difficult to accommodate things, but if good
work and exceptional roles are there in regional films then
why not," Yami told PTI.
In the past we have seen actresses from down south like
Asin, Genelia D'Souza, Kajal Agarwal (Singham), Ileana D'Cruz
(Barfee) entering Hindi film industry.
"I have prioritised content over medium. I did not want
to do Hindi films just for the heck of it or else I would have
done it long back. I had the opportunity but it is about the
right role, script and director, and Vicky Donor provided me
"The reason for doing regional films was not to just be
in films or for added remuneration but there were some really
different roles. As far as Hindi films are concerned, it is
important to make the right choices and I think I have done
that," the 25-year-old said.
In Vicky Donor, Ayushman plays the central character of
Vicky, a Punjabi cricket player cum sperm donor in love with
a Bengali girl, played by Yami.
The film releasing tomorrow, is directed by Shoojit
Sircar and is based on the concept of sperm donation and
"The subject of this film is sensitive and bold but I
consider it as the USP of the movie. After having seen the
film, I feel I am lucky to have got this opportunity. I am
happy with the way the film has shaped up," Yami said.
The young entrant feels it is the second film in a
person's career that puts more pressure and responsibility on
"The second film brings in even more pressure, in terms
of responsibility towards your own self, towards the audience.
What drew me to do Vicky Donor was the uniqueness, subject
and the role. So the next movie that I do has to be on the
same line creatively and commercially," Yami said.