Actor Vicky Kaushal says he feels blessed with his run of films in 2016 -- "Zubaan", "Manmarziyan" and "Raman Raghav 2.0" -- but wants to explore and test himself as an actor.
Vicky Kushal. Pic/Datta Kumbhar
"I'm just feeling blessed that life is taking such a beautiful turn. I just want the audiences' love, and their appreciation. I'll keep working hard. My motto as an actor is to explore myself, to test myself and to see that whatever characters I do are as different from each other as possible," Vicky said.
While his films "Masaan" and "Zubaan" are relatively small films with not many big stars, with "Manmarziyan" produced by Yash Raj Films and "Raman Raghav 2.0" produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, he makes his way into big production houses and is also working with the likes of Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
"Zubaan" is almost a musical with 14 songs. But Vicky said: “You'll be surprised when you watch the film, how those 14 songs have beautifully become a part of the narrative.
"It is a lovely story and a coming-of-age story of a boy. It is a musical drama and also a romantic story, it has a noble thought, and I feel this thought will connect with everyone, of knowing your truth and identifying your truth."
His father Shyam Kaushal is a renowned action director who has also choreographed the action sequences in "Zubaan". For Vicky, it was a dream come true.
"I would love to do an out-and-out action film," he said.
"Zubaan", directed by Mozez Singh, also stars Sarah-Jane Dias.