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Yami Gautam to star in the OTT release A Thursday

The film will be produced by RSVP Movies and directed by Behzad Khambata.

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Soon after being announced as a cast member of the adventure comedy Bhoot Police (2021), Yami Gautam is taking on a different route playing a schoolteacher who takes her charges hostages in the psychological thriller A Thursday (2021).

The film, produced by RSVP and directed by Behzad Khambata, will be released directly online, though the OTT platform is yet to be decided.

Yami Gautam will play Naina Jaiswal, a playschool teacher who takes 16 toddlers under her charge hostage.

“A Thursday is one of those rare scripts that you just cannot put down,” she told the Mid-Day newspaper. “Behzad has written one of the strongest characters for a female protagonist; Naina is both fierce and endearing.”

Khambata made his directorial debut last year with Blank (2019), which introduced Karan Kapadia, nephew of veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. He wrote the script of A Thursday with Yami Gautam in mind and was elated when she agreed to do the role.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala added, “This is one of those thrillers that not only has you on the edge of your seat, but also makes you question many aspects of society. Seeing Yami in a grey avatar will be interesting for the audience.”

A Thursday is being co-produced by Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films.