By – Kavita Shyam
Yami Gautam is a cinematic delight. With drop dead gorgeous looks, she is the face of many a brands. Kavita Shyam speaks to the wonderful model turned actress.
Hailing from Chandigarh, Yami Gautam packed her bags at the age of twenty to pursue a career in showbiz. A few notable roles on television and ad campaigns aside, Bollywood beckoned with her debut film Vicky Donor. From then on, there has been no looking back for this porcelain beauty who has done several Hindi and regional films. We catch up with the talented beauty, read on.
Your beauty/style mantras would be? You have lovely skin; hair so share your real secrets?
I drink lots of water; it’s extremely important to stay hydrated. I also use minimal cosmetics and moisturize my skin well.
Fitness and diet regime for an hourglass figure like yours?
I practice Yoga and also do some functional training alternatively. Besides work out I think it is important to eat right. I mostly eat home cooked food.
What’s your shoe style like? And what would we see you wearing on a holiday/red carpet/regular day out/ party/ at work?
After facing many awkward moments because of uncomfortable shoes, these days I follow one shoe rule of keeping it as comfortable as possible. On a work day I can do all the running around in them and because of the vibrant colors, they really brighten up any outfit. Another one of my favorites is the stretch sole which is great for a regular day out. What is also interesting is that the shoes stretch, flex and twist to fit your feet. When packing for a holiday, bright colors and beautiful woven designs make my favorite holiday must-have. They’re perfect for some sea and sand. For a night of dancing, the wedges are absolutely perfect. I really like the bold stripes and solid colored straps and they are the lightest wedges I have ever seen!
Where and when do you see yourself wearing Crocs, you are its fan and ambassador?
I can wear crocs for so many occasions. You will find me wearing it anywhere – brunch, get-togethers, running errands etc. and I think the wedges I mentioned, can be worn to work. They have managed to build a great connect between shoes and fun.
Your fashion funda would be?
fashion tips I follow:
- One bright pair of shoes can lift not just your look but also your mood. Try pairing vibrant pink with a pair of white denims and a basic tee, It’s bound to lift your look immediately.
- Your shoes can be an accessory to wear the nautical striped wedges with a summer scarf and you are ready for a boat party!
- Your individual style should an extension of your personality so don’t end up looking like everyone else. Going for a night out? Ditch your stilettos and grab a pair of lovely Huarache wedges be comfortable and look your stylish best!
- Never put fashion before health. Foot deformities like bunions are a real thing so stay comfortable, stay safe, give your foot a break. The super comfy busy day shoes can be your best friend on a super hectic day.
Your favorite place for shopping and why?
I love London, Hong Kong and Delhi for shopping. Each of these cities has a unique charm and flavor. I like to add variety and play with my style once in a while so these destinations work well for me and I always end up making some great purchases in these cities.
Your favorite destination where you’d be caught wearing or lazing around in crocs?
I love Crocs so you can spot me wearing these anywhere and since they have a shoe for every occasion be it the beach or the park, I have fun anywhere with my Crocs on.
What’s next for you, on the work front? Your future plans?
I will be working with Hrithik and Varun Dhawan in two very interesting movies. Junooniyat will be shot in the Kashmir valley so I am excited about that and Sriram Raghavan is a very special role which I am looking forward to. We are having great fun making the movie and now we are all waiting to see how it works with the audience.
Do you enjoy modeling or acting? Any actor you see as competition today?
I don’t think it is right to call me a model, I have always been an actor. I got my first break as an actor and that has been my passion ever since. As far as competition is concerned, I don’t think we actors take it that way. We are aware of each other’s works and we respect every good performance put in by any actor. I think we work in a very healthy environment and while we do have a bucket list of actors and directors we want to work with, we do not mean that in any negative way.
Your take on your journey/experiences so far in the glamour world would be?
The movie industry is not just about glamour; it can be very challenging too. It hasn’t always been easy but on the whole my experience so far has been more than what I had bargained for. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I got, I was never sure that this is where I would land but as fate would have it, here I am today and I don’t regret it one bit!