Yami Gautam says women should be given ‘better roles’ with ‘more substance’


Yami Gautam shared this image. (courtesy yamigautam)

Strong points

  • “More and more roles like this are being given to women, not just in quirky movies,” Yami said.
  • “I’m in a state where I’m happy when a movie does well,” she added.
  • “It’s important to have something substantial to do,” Yami said.


Actor Yami Gautam says it’s important for the industry to create fleshed-out female characters not only in the “quirky” film space, but also in the big commercial spinners. Although Yami Gautam started with the 2012 romantic comedy Vicky Donor, his biggest role in the comic space only came seven years later, with Bala, where she played a TikTok star in a small town. The 31-year-old actor followed with this year Ginny Weds Sunny, released on Netflix last month. According to Gautam, Bala broke the stereotype that women are not considered comic book characters and she’s hoping more such roles will be written for actors like her.

“There aren’t a lot of comedy roles written for women. Sridevi Ma’am may have been the only one lately who has done commercial film, intense roles and comedy. I hope d other roles like this will be given to women, not just in quirky movies. Then in the fairest way we can talk about empowering women in our industry, with better roles and more focus to add more. Even though this is a commercial film, it’s important to have something substantial to do, ”the actor told PTI.

With consecutive hits starting with Uri: The surgical strike and BalaYami said she feels a “good pressure” to meet people’s expectations because she knows she is “capable”. She also received compliments for her performance as the stubborn Ginny Girl Next Door in Ginny Weds Sunny. The fact that the current phase has arrived for the actor after the failure of a box office film series is a refreshing change.

Yami Gautam said her film choices today reflected what she wanted to do even after Vicky Donor but unfortunately things did not go as planned. “This phase was also important for me to learn. I would not have evolved into the person I am today if I had not had these experiences or how I felt during that time.”


The actor said that being able to accept both praise and failure makes him a much more confident person. “Today, I can easily talk about my experiences and be comfortable with my choices and myself. I’m in a state where I’m happy when a movie is doing well, Uri, Bala at Ginny Weds Sunny. “If tomorrow something isn’t right, then I should also be at peace. That’s where I arrived today,” she added.

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