After essaying the role of a lawyer in her last film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, actress Yami Gautam is all set to don the uniform as an intelligence officer in her next film, Uri: The Surgical Strike. “There are not too many films where you see actresses playing intelligence officers. I had to understand the layers of the character and what goes in an officer’s mind all the time because they are thinking constantly all the time. It’s a very important job and at the same time it had to look effortless,” said Yami.
With the content-based cinema taking the limelight the actress believes the current phase of cinema is the most liberating one for an artist.
“It’s amazing and it’s liberating for any cinema lover or any creative person. The actors are pushing the barriers and audience are accepting that change. Vicky Donor was one such film which had a path-breaking script,” she said.
“I am glad that this year we saw a lot of such content which was different and amazing. In this digital age, how you surprise your audience every time is a huge challenge for all of us. So it’s a very good time,” she added.
A military drama, Uri is based on the real-life incident that took place in 2016 when the Indian Army conducted a surgical strike in Uri, Kashmir. Apart from Vicky Kaushal, in the lead, the film also stars Paresh Rawal and Mohit Raina.