'I am a self-made girl'

'I am a self-made girl'

Taking a stand

'I am a self-made girl'

Actor Yami Gautam, who is the face of a fairness cream brand, says there is no harm in endorsing such products as long as they are not hurting sentiments.

Actor Abhay Deol had recently slammed Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for featuring in campaigns for fairness creams.

But Yami says she will not choose her endorsements on the basis of someone else’s ideology.

“When we talk about individuality and choice, it’s my life, my decisions... why question my credibility? I am a self-made girl. I will not run my career on somebody else’s decision or ideology. I have my own mind,” Yami said.

“The brand has the right to advertise a product but you cannot show that not being fair is an upsetting thing. You can advertise your brand but showing that not being fair is something to be upset and sad about is not correct,” she said.

Meanwhile, Yami rubbished reports that her co-star Hrithik Roshan was upset with her for turning up late for a meet-and-greet event of ‘Kaabil’.

“It is absolutely rubbish. I had a prior commitment and the team was very much aware about it. The event was pre- planned but the date was not finalised. I couldn’t back out of the prior commitment, so I left it midway and joined the ‘Kaabil’ team and again I had to rush back,” she said.

“I have immense respect and regard for Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan ji,” she added. The actor will be next seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar 3’, which is set for
release on May 12.