Yami Gautam Reveals How A Popular Casting Director Shamed Her On Her Dressing Style, “You Should Dress Your Age”
Yami Gautam is one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood who started her career opposite Ayushmann Khurana. She has gained huge popularity in the industry after starting out in the television industry. Now, she is an established name in Bollywood. However, her journey in Bollywood wasn’t as easy. She had to face several comments, some even on her dressing sense.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Yami Gautam said, “I remember I gave an audition for a really big production house and the person is one of the most popular casting directors. And, I had already shot Vicky Donor, but it had not released. So he told me ‘you know, your audition was really good’ so I was very happy! He was like ‘you know you have been shortlisted, but, problem is you should dress your age. Why do you dress like that?’ I said ‘I don’t know what it means, I mean I wore a jeans and a top. What is wrong with that?’ And he was like ‘you should always aim at looking younger, you are a young girl so why not dress your age?’ I was like what does it mean?”
She said that there were many things she wanted to tell the casting director, that if she suited the role, it is the hairdresser and stylist’s job to make her look like the character. Her job would be to simply act the part. “Why can I not walk into a meeting in a kurti and jeans or a dress, if I want to?” asked Yami. Yami Gautam further said that she can talk about all these things now, but back then she had walked out thinking that she had lost the part for sure.