Yami Gautam recalls times when she felt she should have been included in roundtable interviews but was not.
Yami Gautam has implied, once again, that she has been ignored by the entertainment media, months after she lashed out at a portal for publishing a negative review of her performance in the film Dasvi. In a recent interview, she explained why she won't be attending the end-of-year roundtable discussions, which have traditionally been seen as invitation-only events that serve as a public endorsement of sorts for the performers who take part.
Yami stated, "I'm not doing any roundtables,” during an interview with Bollywood Bubble. To that, she elaborated, "With due respect to everyone, and whoever is inviting, and I have a lot of respect for them; the majority of us have grown in our careers while being interviewed by them. It has nothing to do with the media, as I have a deep affection for each and every person I have ever met. As a result of the proliferation of similar initiatives, the whole system is affected.
So, she went on, "It's just like award ceremonies. Indeed, there are a great many. I get the fact that you need to make episodes or stories for everyone. A time came when I, as an actor, thought I belonged on the panel, but alas, you're not invited. At this point, I am being invited, but why would I want to participate in a system where such things are possible when I have the opportunity to make a choice about whether or not to do so? That doesn't prove to me that I've made it somewhere. I will know that I am successful if my work is well received by the audience.
Yami had previously labelled as "extremely disrespectful" a review from earlier this year that was critical of her performance in Dasvi. She tweeted, "Before I say anything else, I'd like to say that I usually take constructive criticism in stride. However, I felt compelled to speak out when one particular platform made repeated attempts to bring me down. This is considered a review of my recent work, which includes the films and performances in A Thursday, Bala, Uri, etc. Totally uncalled for!