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Yami Gautam reacts to a user who says she’s ‘under-utilised’: ‘I don’t get involved in marketing’ | Hindi Movie News

Yami Gautam has been making some really bold choices as an actor in the last few years – right from ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. The actress was last seen in varied projects on OTT like ‘A Thursday‘ and ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga’. At the moment, Yami is getting some great feedback for her role in ‘OMG 2‘, alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar. As she is getting all the praise from netizens for her act as a lawyer in the film, someone pointed out to her that she’s under-utilised.

A user wrote, “It’s amazing how each and every time @yamigautam manages to SURPRISE us with her performance! #OMG2 is no exception.

She owns each and every frame she’s in! Even her silence speaks a lot. I hate the term ‘underrated’. I’d just say she’s under-utilised by our filmmakers.”
The actress responded to this with a long note. Yami pointed out that within the industry, people who market their talent are sometimes noticed more and she doesn’t do that. “Some people find success overnight, some people have to prove themselves persistently for years. Some people are great at marketing their talent (or lack of it), some people only want their talent to speak. As an actor I just know how to act and work exceptionally hard on identifying good scripts and versatile characters, that’s my talent.”
She further added, “I don’t understand or get involved much with marketing of my talent. Unfortunately for majority of our industry everything relies on marketing of a person or project and not on the depth of a script or character. May be that’s the reason why people feel I am under-utilised. Anyways, Thanks so much Aavishkar for your kind words, it’s truly very encouraging. I will get there eventually, slowly but steadily, one film at a time.”

Recently Yami had spoken to ETimes, Yami had said, “When you’re a newcomer, coming from a different city, one feels, itna difficult kya hota hai? I will get work after my first film has done well. But that’s not how it is! I think it took time for me to understand the nature of this business. When you understand it, you wonder that even if you’re a good actor, will you get work and how will you get work? But eventually, the reality is, actors may give interviews and make headlines but our work is our biggest PR. I feel validated when writers or directors feel that I can do ‘A Thursday’ also and then, ‘Bala’, ‘Dhoom Dhaam’, ‘OMG 2’ as well. Because that’s what I want to do. If the audience today has faith that if I’m a part of a movie, it will have something to look forward to, for me that’s an achievement.”

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