Yami made her Bollywood debut with John Abraham's home production 'Vicky Donor', directed by Shoojit Sircar. After a successful film, actors usually go on a signing spree but that was not the case with Yami. (Agencies)
"I have always done work to which my heart says yes. If a film is a huge hit, you do think properly before choosing your next projects. I am not from a film family or a Mumbai girl. The probability of getting a second chance is low and so one has to be more careful. That doesn't mean I am scared," Yami said.
"I have done work that has appealed my heart, and 'Total Siyappa' is something I really liked. There were lots of offers that came my way but I don't like to talk about films that I have said no to, it is unprofessional," she said.
Yami took a while to sign her second film 'Total Siyappa', produced by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' fame.
"This film ('Total Siyappa') has lot of shades. I am glad Neeraj Pandey thought of me. It is a quirky one day story... It is different and interesting. The film has lot of shades - being funny, emotional, angry, etc. It is a challenge to put it together," Yami said, adding that it was serious stuff for them but it is a light-hearted film for the audience.
'Total Siyappa', releasing on March 7, is romantic comedy directed by Eshvar Niwas and written by Pandey. It stars Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, Yami, veteran actor Anupam Kher and his real life wife Kiron Kher. The couple is appearing together for the first time in a movie.
There were reports that Yami might do a film with John Abraham's production house and Shoojit Sircar.
The actress, however, denied it.
"I have always said working with them will be a privilege. I owe my success to them, they gave me my first break. They are like my mentors. There is no project with them as of now," she said.
Yami made her Bollywood debut with John Abraham's home production 'Vicky Donor', directed by Shoojit Sircar. After a successful film, actors usually go on a signing spree but that was not the case with Yami.