Actress Yami Gautam has been roped in as the goodwill leader and the face of a very important cause initiated by TRAFFIC India along with World Wildlife Fund India. Joining the forces at WWF, for an important task at hand that needs attention, Yami pledged her support to the Super Sniffer campaign. This campaign extends support to a very crucial concerning the issue of wildlife poaching. Illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest organized criminal activity globally, threatening the survival of many species the world over. India, being one of the world’s largest biodiversity hotspots, has been a target of wildlife poachers and smugglers. The backing of the success of the programme comes from the proof of the success of sniffer dogs for crime prevention and detection which is a long proven practice that has reaped significant benefits over the years.
Yami in her presence at the National Training Centre for Dog, BSF, Gwalior pledged her support to the WWF-India programme. The initiative helps raise and train wildlife sniffer dog squads to strengthen anti-poaching and anti-trafficking measures of the Forest Departments and other enforcement agencies concerned with wildlife protection.
Speaking about being roped in as the face for the campaign, Yami said, “ I’m happy to be joining hands with WWF and TRAFFIC India for this amazingly well put and well through the programme. Wildlife poaching is a serious issue and a more organized way and tactics are needed and that’s exactly what Super Sniffers programme does by training these amazing dogs who are trained to expose such activities with training that’s given to them. Illegal trade of animal, animal skin and body parts is truly concerning and it needs to be addressed.”
Actress Yami Gautam will be seen in an all-new avatar playing the role of an Intelligence officer in the highly anticipated film URI: The Surgical Strike. The film is a military drama based on the real-life incident that took place in 2016 when the Indian Army conducted a surgical strike in Uri Kashmir. Vicky Kaushal plays the lead in the film leading the operation alongside Yami Gautam who will be seen sharing the screen space as the female lead of the film. The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina in pivotal roles.
The film is directed and written by Aditya Dhar and produced under the banner RSVP by Ronnie Screwvala. URI is slated to release worldwide on January 11, 2019.
This would be the first time Yami will be seen in a character belonging to the armed forces, something she has never played before. To get into the skin of the character she had to shorten her hair to add authenticity into the look of an intelligence officer.
Here is the first look of Yami, dressed up in a blue shirt and a blazer giving an apt intense look to her character.
Yami Gautam has played diverse roles, be it in Vicky Donor or Kaabil or Sarkarr 3. The actress has always delved into a role and made it her own. This is exactly what she has done with her upcoming film, Uri. The actress has not only taken to transforming herself physically but has also had a complete makeover look wise. She took to her Instagram this morning to announce her new look. The actress is currently sporting a stylish bob; this is the first time she has cut her hair for a role.
The hair transformation was done over the weekend when the actress and a team of three hair stylists and the director worked on how her hair should look in the film. The actress looks extremely classy and now we cannot wait to see her complete look in the film, sporting this new hairdo.
Speaking about it, Yami said, “I was extremely excited when the character needed this specific look for the film. When Aditya discussed it with me, I jumped at the opportunity of making my character more believable. So we did a few trials and then went ahead with it. I love my look, hope audiences love it too.”
Uri is based on the Uri attacks that took place in 2016. The film is the directorial debut of Aditya Dhar and Yami will be seen opposite Vicky Kaushal in the film.