The model-turned-actress is happy that she made it without a godfather in the industry.
Yami Gautam proud to recieve ICC's women's achievement award
Mumbai - 13 Jul 2017 16:00 IST
Model-turned-actress Yami Gautam was presented the Indian Chamber of Commerce Women's Achievement Award on Wednesday. On the occasion, the actress expressed that this is a matter of great pride for her as she has no godfather in Bollywood.
Asked about her feelings on receiving the award, Yami said, "I had the privilege to understand how challenging it is to make it in our respective fields. And this award does give me a sense of pride for making it on my own as I do not have a godfather here and I am not from Mumbai."
The Sanam Re (2016) actress also said that she has just begun her acting career and has a long way to go. "This feels a little different. To be felicitated here by Indian Chamber of Commerce is a very big deal. There is a lot more to do as I have just begun my journey. Honour like this gives a lot of encouragement, to work harder and achieve more," she said.
Starting her career as a model, Yami has come a long way and is thankful to her mother for all the support and encouragement.
"I would like to thank the wonder woman in my life who is my mother. In the true sense she taught me the power of belief and to believe in myself," Yami was quoted.
Yami last appeared on the silver screen in Sarkar 3 (2017) as Annu Karkare opposite Amit Sadh.