The actress has previously told that when she was offered the role, she took inspiration from some of the most iconic comedic actresses of earlier eras, especially the late Sridevi.
Yami Gautam is being praised for her breakthrough performance in the recently released film 'Bala'. Having been part of some massive blockbusters in the past including the 2019 superhit film 'Uri', the actress has had a great year at the movies. While 'Bala' was highly anticipated because of lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana, the audiences were blown away by a brand new avatar of Yami who excelled in the role of Pari Mishra, a small town tik tok star turned model.
For her character, Yami had earlier mentioned how she took inspiration from some of the most iconic actresses of earlier eras, especially the late Sridevi. 'Bala' review: Ayushmann Khurrana's film tackles societal prejudices head-on
Now her performance has fetched her compliments from audiences and members of the industry and peers. Yami reveals that it was, in fact, Janhvi Kapoor’s complement which made her truly sentimental.
She reveals, ''When I started filming 'Bala', it was actually playing a part of Sri ma’am across her iconic roles. You don’t see many parts for women in comedy nowadays. But it was her and many actresses then who truly were an inspiration for me. Sridevi ma’am was a legend in such roles, she had the knack of doing a film like 'Chaalbaaz' and also do a 'Sadma'. Her comedic presence was truly a delight. So it was actually when Janhvi messaged me, it had a great sentimental value for me."