Vicky Kaushal paid a visit to T-Series' Ganesh pandal in Mumbai to seek blessings from Ganpati Bappa. The Uri actor opted for a simple-yet-stylish red checkered shirt and light denim for the occasion. All Pictures/Yogen Shah
The actor is currently at the peak of his career. His last outing, Uri: The Surgical Strike gave him National Awards for Best Actor. He has been liked by the fans for his different avatars in every movie. In an exclusive conversion for mid-day's Sit With Hitlist, the actor revealed how this film was an important one and how the script changed his life personally and professionally.
When he was asked how did he got the role in Uri, Vicky Kaushal said: "When I saw the title, Uri: The Surgical Strike. And now I wasn't the actor. I was actually curious to know what happened [in Uri]. It took me four-and-a-half hours to read the script, in one go, which is what I prefer — as if I'm watching a film. That's when I get a true sense of what I feel."
Revealing how his dad helped him decide on signing Uri, Vicky said: "When I returned, my dad, who was equally curious about the Uri incident, and had read the script lying around, asked me what I thought of it. I said I'm not sure. He told me that if I miss this film, it'll be the biggest mistake of my life! He said that maybe I'm in a different space right now, in another kind of military film, and that's why unable to connect."
In picture: Vicky Kaushal with father Sham Kaushal and Bhushan Kumar.
On the work front, Vicky Kaushal wrapped up the shooting of his next horror film, Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship. Helming the project is debutante director Bhanu Pratap Singh, and it is jointly produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar.
Vicky will also bring alive the story of Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer - the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independence India - to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The film will be directed by Soojit Sarcar. He will also be seen playing Manekshaw in Sam to be directed by Meghna Gulzar and written by Bhavani Iyer. Manekshaw was the chief of the Indian Army in 1971 when India fought the Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan.
Vicky Kaushal, along with his father, visited T-Series' Ganesh pandal to offer prayers. See pictures
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