Yami Gautam To Play The Lead In An OTT Thriller Called 'A Thursday'

Shubanka Sridhar , 04 Sep 2020
Yami Gautam (Source: Instagram | @yamigautam)
Yami Gautam (Source: Instagram | @yamigautam)

Actress Yami Gautam is on a roll and how! It was only this week that we heard that she has been roped in, along with Jacqueline Fernandez, for the Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor starrer, Bhoot Police. Just today, there was another announcement that she has been roped in as the lead in a thriller called, A Thursday.

Written and directed by Behzad Khambata, Yami is set to essay the role of Naina Jaiswal, an intelligent play-school teacher who, on A Thursday, does the unthinkable. She takes 16 toddlers in a school hostage. Events go out of control and the public and media scrutiny tear her apart, questioning her sanity and possible reason for the heinous act. The story is about what her motive behind it is and whether there’s more than meets the eye.

The makers also announced that the film will be a direct to digital release.

Speaking about being part of the film, Yami says:

A Thursday is one of those rare scripts that come your way that you just cannot put down. Behzad has written one of the strongest characters for any female protagonist. Naina who I will be essaying is both fierce and endearing. RSVP and I have a great working relationship and cannot wait to be back on set with them.

About casting Yami in the project, director Behzad Khambata says:

I always had Yami in mind while writing this script because I have never seen her portray an unhinged, pretty much crazy character. I was thrilled when she agreed to do this film.

The film is produced by RSVP Films and Blue Monkey Films. Producer Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP films, says that this movie will also make us question and ponder over a few things about the society at the end of it and adds that it is part of their list of direct to digital releases in 2021.

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