"I have been told to work with only certain names."
Yami Gautam has revealed that she was asked to work with big names to make it in the industry, despite being against her wish.
She admitted that she briefly followed trends like other actresses after her first successful film.
Yami recalled: “After that, I did a few films and I clearly remember that I was not happy because when you have to work against your wish, only because you have to work.
“It was because I’d been told that ‘you will be out of sight, out of mind’, then I didn’t have any choice… 6-7 years back, it was not easy for me.”
Yami went on to explain that she was trying to understand what happened to her and why certain things were given to her because her first film was good and people appreciated her.
“People told me that I should do more such films that have songs.
“I was in a dilemma that it might work for somebody, may not work for me. But I still wanted to try because it came from somebody who was experienced and wanted well for me.
“I have been told to work with only certain names. I did and it did not work for me.
“One of them had a very good role also, I am talking about Kaabil but people said you had very less role.
“I have been told that unless so so have invited to you a party, you have not ‘arrived’.”
On working with new directors, Yami said:
“I had to keep my vision and perspective open. I understood that I have to work on my performance and skills as an actor.
“Uri happened and it was different and then came Bala, it changed everything for me.”
“One has to bring the confidence and change in themselves first to see the change and that’s important.”
On the work front, Yami Gautam will next be seen in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s social-drama film, Lost.
She will also star in OMG 2 – Oh My God! 2 alongside Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi.
Yami also has Dhoom Dhaam with Pratik Gandhi, which will be backed by her husband Aditya Dhar.