URI: Yami Gautam looks intense in the first look from the film

Yami Gautam in a still from 'Uri' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 04, 2018, 08.34 PM (IST)

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 has been 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.

Here is the first look of Yami, dressed up in a blue shirt and a blazer giving an apt intense look to her character.

This would be the first time Yami will be seen playing such a character, 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 her character.

"The look for `Uri...` is something very different from what I have been seen in on-screen before. It had to be a fuss-free yet a very neat look. Thus the decision to chop the tresses was made consciously to suit the character," Yami said in a statement.

"When you are portraying the story of a real-life incident, there`s an added responsibility to make things look more authentic and as real as possible," she added.

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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.