Yami Gautam's Latest Cover Shoot Feels Like Summer All Over Again

Nelly Wadia , 05 Aug 2020
Yami Gautam on Elle India's August Cover | (Source: Instagram | @elleindia)
Yami Gautam on Elle India’s August Cover | (Source: Instagram | @elleindia)

Yami Gautam who was last seen on-screen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Bala has been in the news for endorsing Fair & Lovely. Yami’s greatest success came in 2019 when she appeared in military-action, thriller film Uri: The Surgical Strike, alongside Vicky Kaushal. This year she will be doing a film called Ginny Weds Sunny opposite Vikrant Massey directed by debutant Puneet Khanna.

On the cover, Yami wears a silk, brocade trench coat by Suket Dhir. The powder blue, floral jacket is paired with diamond studs from Her Story Jewels. The shoot lensed by Sushant Chhabria sets the tone of this happy shoot with this particular shot. Stylist, Divyak D’souza does justice to their Kindness Issue with his exploration of light but bright colours and use of prints. In her conversation with Elle India, she talks about how important it is to be true to oneself. Her most important learning during lockdown is that humans only need family, food, shelter and clothes to survive. And that everything else is secondary. The actress leaves us with her views on kindness below.

Kindness is compassion. Kindness is a way of life, it’s a part of your value system. It took a pandemic for a lot of people to realise what value kindness and compassion holds. I hope that once we get back to our regular lives, we don’t forget the values this time has re-inculcated in everybody.

Yami Gautam on the August cover of Elle India

Look 1:

Yami Gautam was seen wearing a pleated, mango-yellow dress from Payal Khandwala, for her first look. The dress is very typical to the designer’s creations and easily identifiable as part of her brand. The beautiful, flowy dress featured an asymmetric hemline, almost like that of a flower petal. Divyak accessorised her look with a pair of nude slides from Burloe Shoes. They opted for colourful stacked, wooden cuffs from Lai and a pair of statement, gold stud earrings from Bhavya Ramesh. This outfit is ridding me of my monsoon blues because of how poppy and outdoorsy it looks.

Hair artist, Mike Desir made her hair look wispy and billowy, whilst her makeup by Akgun Manisali was quite sunkissed and natural. Nude lipstick with strong brows really works well with this bright and powerful number.

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“The most important introspection for me during this lockdown has been once again acknowledging the fact that we as humans just need family, food, shelter and clothes. That’s it. Everything else is secondary. I’m anyway somebody who’s very close to my family. I might not have a lot of friends around, but whoever is part of my life and means something to me, I value them. I value some very basic things in life and I have gratitude for them. This was just reassurance for that,” says our August digital cover star @yamigautam in our Kindness Issue. . Link in bio for more. . On @yamigautam: Satin kurta dress @payalkhandwala via @ogaanindia’s online store. Sterling silver earrings @bhavyarameshjewelry. Yellow lacquered wooden bangles, green lacquered wooden bangles; Both @lai_designs. Leather flats @burloeshoes. . Photographer: @sushantchhabria / @inega.in Styling: @divyakdsouza/ @inega.in Art direction: @prashish_moore Words: @kavereeb Hair: @mikedesir/ @animacreatives Make-up: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Production: @p.productions_ Assisted by: @khushi46 (styling), @thismichellelobo (intern) . #ELLEAugust #YamiGautam #Bollywood #Celebrity

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Look 2:

In this look, Yami wears a Rajdeep Ranawat co-ord set. The print is inspired by Indonesian motifs and the jacket features a deep, plunging neckline with pockets and an interesting lapel detail. Her look was further accessorised with a statement, silver cuff and ring from Her Story jewellery. The makeup seems to have stayed the same while the hair is looking a little more beachy in this one.

This outfit serves for the perfect resort-wear look and can be worn to lunch and dinner all the same.

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A decade in Bollywood, away from the certainty of middle class life in Chandigarh, has put the steel in our August digital cover star @yamigautam's spine. Success or failure, she has developed an equanimity that has allowed her to believe in herself. Read more from our Kindness Issue via link in bio. . On @yamigautam: Satin jacket, satin skirt; both @rajdeep.ranawat.official via @ogaanindia’s online store. Rose-gold diamond cuff, rose-gold diamond ring; both @herstoryjewels. . Photographer: @sushantchhabria / @inega.in Styling: @divyakdsouza/ @inega.in Art direction: @prashish_moore Words: @kavereeb Hair: @mikedesir/ @animacreatives Make-up: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Production: @p.productions_ Assisted by: @khushi46 (styling), @thismichellelobo (intern) . #ELLEAugust #YamiGautam #Bollywood #Celebrity

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Look 3:

This moody, black and white photo truly reflects the current energies in our lives. I love how the mood of the shoot is so summery and fun and then shifts to a beautiful, dark representation of fashion. Yami is seen wearing a sheer, lace dress from Lovebirds Studio. It features a high, round neck with ¾th sleeves, pleating detail on the right side and pintucks down the centre of the dress. She wears black, high-waist knickers and a crop-top inside the dress. Her look is only accessorised with statement, asymmetrical diamond earrings from Narayan Jewellers.

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“A meaningful life to me is trying to lead a life where I’m being true to my soul, my nature, and the essence of who I am. That’s the most important thing. Wherever you go in life, whatever you do, it only makes sense if you do it by leading life as ‘you’ and not someone else,” says @yamigautam, our August digital cover star, in our Kindness Issue. . Read more via link in bio. . On @yamigautam: Lace dress @lovebirds.studio via @ogaanindia’s online store. Diamond earrings @narayanjewels. . Photographer: @sushantchhabria / @inega.in Styling: @divyakdsouza/ @inega.in Art direction: @prashish_moore Words: @kavereeb Hair: @mikedesir/ @animacreatives Make-up: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Production: @p.productions_ Assisted by: @khushi46 (styling), @thismichellelobo (intern) . #ELLEAugust #YamiGautam #Bollywood #Celebrity

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