Yami Gautam Dhar in a still from ‘Lost’ Photo credit: Special Arrangements
Yami Gautam Dhar said something interesting in one of his pre-release interviews for lost. Of the 15-20 scripts he has read since finishing his last film, he revealed that he hasn’t signed any. It felt unusual. In the wake of the pandemic, actors were scrambling for work (Rajkumar Rao told this writer that he had done some films he wasn’t particularly proud of). Yami was also working tirelessly. The thief ran away., The fanfare And OMG 2 She has releases coming up—but she’s finally holding off on the next one.
“There’s something I’ve shortlisted but I can’t sign it until I’m completely sure about the script,” she explains. His reasoning is consistent. As an actor, she has finally come to a position where she cannot settle for half measures. Still, it feels audacious, especially since Yami hasn’t had a theatrical release in years. Ginny Weds Sunny, Ghost police, Ten, A Thursday And lost All released digitally. His last big screen outing was in 2019. Uri: A surgical strike And above, two films that predictably turned audience perceptions around her, a reputation that Yami would now like to maintain. “These films gave me back my lost and lost voice,” she says. “The little bit of trust that the audience has started to instill in me, I really want to keep.”
lostLike A Thursday (2022) has Yami in the lead role. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, this one Story-esque thriller centered on a missing person case in Kolkata. Vidhi Sahani (Yami) is a crime journalist investigating the disappearance of a young theater artist. Released earlier this month on ZEE5, the film opened to middling reviews despite much praise for Yami’s performance. He gets certain details right – the endless walks, for example, or the nimble adaptations that mark the life of a crime journalist. “I realized that the whole idea of working in this beat was to blend in,” she says. “You stand out with your ideas and your courage but your approach on the field should be smooth enough to make those around you comfortable.”
lost She is often enlivened by scenes between Vidhi and her Geeta-quoting grandfather, played by veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor. In the investigative crime drama, detective Karamchand (Pankaj’s best TV hour) himself has to be there as his guiding angel. Actually, there are two outstanding ones Karam Chand References in lost – one where he asks some goons to drink ‘carrot juice’, another when he advises Vidhi ‘please’ (Continue your duty) Yami says, “A common trait I find in great actors like Pankaj Sir is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. “I would add Pankaj Tripathi, who I have worked with. OMG 2in the list.”
While he is happy with his reception. lost (‘I want to respond to the fans who appreciate my work’), Yami is equally enthusiastic. The thief ran away., a genre-hopping heist thriller set on an airplane. It will be followed. The fanfareAn action comedy film co-starring Pratik Gandhi and produced by her husband Aditya Dhar. Aditya, who made his directorial debut with a blockbuster. Yuriwas preparing for a futuristic superhero film called Immortal Ashwathama With Vicky Kaushal. The project was reportedly shelved due to budget issues. Yami, though, assures that it’s still too much.
“It’s definitely on,” says Yami, “I’m not the right person to divulge more details. But, as his wife and an actor and audience member, I can say it’s one such film.” which we will be very happy to have coming from Indian shores. Aditya has worked hard on his script. It is definitely happening and you will hear about it soon.