Yami Gautam to play a fierce playschool teacher in RSVP's direct-to-digital film 'A Thursday'


Yami Gautam is all set to be seen in RSVP's A Thursday. Written and directed by Behzad Khambata, the film will see Yami essaying the role of  Naina Jaiswal, an intelligent playschool teacher, who on A Thursday does the unthinkable-  taking 16 toddlers in a school, hostage. Events go out of control and the public and media scrutiny tear her apart, questioning her sanity and possible reason for the heinous act. 

Excited to be a part of the film, actor Yami said, “A Thursday is one of those rare scripts that come your way that you just cannot put down. Behzad has written one of the strongest characters for any female protagonist. Naina who I will be essaying is both fierce and endearing. RSVP and I have a great working relationship and cannot wait to be back on set with them”.

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Ronnie Screwvala, who had also  produced the critically acclaimed A Wednesday said  “At RSVP I`m constantly looking to back new talent and scripts that push the envelope. This is one of those brilliantly written thrillers that not only has you at the edge of your seat but also makes you question many things about society at the end of it. Yami is a phenomenal actor and seeing her in a grey avatar will be interesting for the audiences. Behzad has done an outstanding job on the script and im backing his vision to bring this to life. This is part of our direct to digital movies for 2021”. 

Director Behzad Khambata said, “I am really grateful to Prem  for believing in me and this idea and I am super excited to be working with Ronnie and RSVP, one of the most reputed production houses in the country. I always had Yami in mind while writing this script because I have never seen her portray an unhinged, pretty much crazy character. I was thrilled when she agreed to do this film. So now the excitement is brewing and can’t wait to be back on a film set.”

Producer Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films shared, “When Behzad approached us with the one line on this film we were thrilled by the premise. That an act by one individual creates a cascading effect with the ability to disrupt everything around it was very promising. We worked on the script with Behzad and are extremely happy it’s turned out to be a taut, sharp and immensely well written story. We at Blue Monkey Films are excited to be partnering with RSVP on this as Ronnie has always been associated with cult and pathbreaking cinema.”

A Thursday, produced by RSVP and Blue Monkey Films, will release in 2021 on web.