Actor Vicky Kaushal has finally opened up on all the appreciation coming his way for his performance in Uri: The Surgical Strike. The film has crossed Rs 150 cr benchmark at Box Office and is performing exceedingly well even in its week 3. The actor talked to an entertainment portal and mentioned that apart from wide success, Uri also gave him a lot of other things. He said that he got to know about the technicalities of the Indian army and the spirit of soldiers.
Vicky was quoted by Pinkvilla saying, “There were many takeaways for me from the movie. First, on the surface level, I got to know the difference between infantry and the paramilitary commandos, their probation period, their missions. I also gained an insight into the technicalities behind these missions. I met scores of personnel, infantry and special forces, and got to know a little more about their lives and families.”
He added, “Spirit of the Indian Army is what I took back home and it will stay with me forever and ever. Some of the stories were so unbelievable and fascinating. I would say that Uri: The Surgical Strike is perhaps just a drop in the ocean.”
The actor also agreed that 2018 remained a fabulous year for him in terms of recognition and work. He said that every actor looks forward to having such a fantastic year in his/ her career. Vicky mentioned, “To have five releases in a year across different mediums, be it digital or theatrical… it is a special year in itself and then to get an appreciation for each and every role you play with the films doing well is like ‘sone pe suhaga‘. That matters a lot and gives me also a lot of confidence to keep pushing my boundaries as an actor.”
He went on to say, “It is always good to be at the receiving end of so much love from the audiences because that validation is so so special for you as an artist. It gives you so much encouragement and so much motivation to just give your best. Every artist is looking for a year like that and I feel blessed to have gotten the opportunity to work with the kind of directors I got to work with and back to back. It was an immensely enriching and learning experience for me to hop on to such incredible projects.”