Mumbai, May 19 (PTI) Actor Yami Gautam is prepping hard for her role of an intelligence officer in upcoming film “Uri”. Also Read - Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Indian Army Man to Run 4000 Km in 50 Days, Aims For Guinness World Record
As part of her training, the “Kaabil” actor will soon start learning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Militant Killed in Encounter With Security Forces at Kakpora in Pulwama
“The prep work for ‘Uri’ has just begun. In terms of the action training, we are shortlisting best options and MMA is a crucial part of the role and that’s why intense training for that will be what time would be invested in,” Yami said in a statement. Also Read - Decks Cleared For Permanent Commission To Women Officers in Indian Army. Details Here
“The MMA is more to suit the body language which the script demands. Playing an intelligence officer on screen commands a certain degree of discipline and needs a body mannerism which is tough and MMA training will serve exactly that,” she added.
“Uri”, to be directed by Aditya Dhar, is based on Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC.
“Raazi” star Vicky Kaushal will be playing the role of a commander-in-chief who led the 2016 surgical strike in Uri.
The film produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s production arm, RSVP, will go on floors soon.
Yami will be next seen in “Batti Gul Metre Chaalu” alongside Shahid Kapoor. She is playing a lawyer in the film.
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