Yami Gautam confirmed she was pregnant at the trailer launch of her film Article 370 and spoke of her experience shooting for the film while she was expecting.
Actor Yami Gautam and director Aditya Dhar are about to become parents. Three years into their marriage, the couple is about to have a new addition to their family. The actor is five months pregnant now and will have the baby later this year. Talking to the press after the launch of the trailer of her upcoming film, Article 370, Yami shared her experience shooting for the film while pregnant. (Also Read: Article 370 trailer: Yami Gautam plays a steely NIA officer fighting for Kashmir)
Yami Gautam was pregnant while shooting for some portions of her next film(Instagram)
‘It’s mentally taxing’
After joking that she could write a thesis on working while pregnant, Yami told the press that it’s ‘mentally taxing.’ She said, “Plus the firsts are always challenging. If you ask me about motherhood and everything coming together, I don’t know what I would’ve done if Aditya wasn’t by my side.”
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She also said that she felt a ‘responsibility as an actor’ to see this film through. “We took a lot of precautions. It wasn’t the time to tell everybody and was kept a secret while shooting. But luckily, I had only the talkie portions left to shoot. But I thank the doctors who monitored me secretly,” she added.
Yami also said she enjoyed training for the film to play an NIA agent. “Most of the training and stunts were done (by the time I was pregnant). You want to be careful,” she said, adding, “It’s surreal my baby was a part of this (film), it was always two of us putting in the hard work. I was also inspired by my mother, I’ve seen her work through pregnancy. We Indian women are stronger than we give ourselves credit for.”
Yami and Aditya
Yami and Aditya met when she was shooting for his 2019 directorial Uri: The Surgical Strike with Vicky Kaushal. The couple dated for two years before getting married on June 4, 2021. Their wedding took place in Himachal Pradesh in the presence of only 20 of their closest friends and family members. The announcement that followed on Instagram came as a surprise to many because the couple had kept it all hush-hush.