Bollywood actress Yami Gautam is headed to Serbia to start shooting for the first schedule of her upcoming film Uri. Ronnie Screwvala is helming a film based on the infamous Uri attack, which has some popular actors in its lead cast. Yami Gautam and Masaan fame Vicky Kaushal has been roped in to play pivotal roles in the film which has been titled Uri. The infamous battle took place between Indian army and a number of terrorists near the Army camp in Uri, which lasted for 11 days killing 17 army personnel. Ronie Screwvala’s film will be based on the attacks.
"Yami is all set for her first schedule in Siberia. As her fans and media have been tracking not only has she gotten fitter, but has gone through a makeover to dive into the character she is playing," a spokesperson said in a statement.
Yami will play the role of an intelligence officer and will be acting alongside Vicky Kaushal in the film.
"She is very excited about the role and keeps adding a few nuances to her character to make it even more layered. She is totally looking and feeling the part," the spokesperson added.
The film, directed by Aditya Dhar, is based on the Uri attack of September 2016.
In September 18, 2016, terrorists from Pakistan attacked a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir leaving 19 Indian soldiers dead. Eleven days later, the Indian Army retaliated with a series of surgical strikes on terrorist camps across the border.
Uri is reported to be directed by debutant director Aditya Dhar. According to the Mumbai Mirror reports, Vicky Kaushal will be playing the commander-in-chief, leading the operation against terrorist, while Yami Gautam will be essaying the role of an intelligence officer who would be aiding the army in planning and execution of the operation.
(With IANS Inputs)