Actress Yami Gautam says her debut film, Vicky Donor’s success meant that our country’s progressive audience was ready for a change in our cinema and stories.
Yami was as present at the ‘ Oxfam MAMI Women in Film Brunch’ on Sunday with many industry celebrities like Zoya Akhtar, Mouni Roy, Kiran Rao, Divya Dutta and more in Mumbai.
Keeping in mind the brunch theme, ‘Unstereotype Cinema’ Yami was asked if she has managed to break any stereotypes in her film career, she said, “We can never work in isolation, its always about teamwork. So I can’t really say that I have broken any stereotypes but I think the mark of my debut itself, ‘Vicky Donor’ was quite a path-breaking script for its time. It talked about how sperm donation isn’t something to be ashamed of or to be uncomfortable with.
I think the film’s success spoke for itself. Not just that the film was liked by everyone but the progressive minds of the audience that they were ready for the change. After that, I have tried my best as an actor and as a person, I can. But the journey has just begun, I have a long way to go.”
Vicky Donor directed by Shoojit Sircar grossed a total of ₹405.0 million by the end of the third week. Yami was seen alongside Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead pair.
Talking about attending the ‘Oxfam MAMI Women In Film Brunch’ Yami said, “I think to be part of this brunch organized by Oxfam is very amazing because the kind of causes and aspects they stand by like Human justice is amazing.”
Yami was last seen in the Shree Narayan Singh’s film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ as a Lawyer opposite Shahid Kapoor. Her upcoming project includes ‘Uri’ with Vicky Kaushal.