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Yami Gautam: 'Cinema has gone beyond bikinis and kisses'

Yami Gautam

New Delhi, March 25 -- She might have been seen in some steamy scenes in her debut film, Vicky Donor, but never again will the audience get to see her so up, close and personal.

Ask actor Yami Gautam about her inhibitions about doing intimate scenes, and she immediately corrects you, saying that she isn't inhibited, but she always stands by certain values in life. "You realise a lot of things in life, over time. It's not that I am afraid to do such things (intimate scenes) but yes, I have certain reservations and I'd want to stick to them," says the 25-yearold, who had said in an interview last year that she'll never don a bikini onscreen.

Prod her about kissing scenes, that seem to have become the new hot trend, and Yami laughs, saying, "Oh please! While I'm nobody to say what's right or what's wrong, I think cinema has gone beyond such things today. There's more to Indian cinema than wearing a bikini or doing a steamy kissing scene. Look at films like Kahaani... there was no such scene in the film, and it did so well."    

The Chandigarh-born actor, who rose to fame in 2008 with TV shows such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, and also did a few regional films before foraying into Bollywood, is currently excited about appearing in Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman's music video, Raunaq.

Talking about it, she says, "It was flattering to know that I was the first choice for the video. Rahman sir spotted me in one of the Tamil films I had done, and felt I best fitted the character he had in mind."