The first time audiences got a taste of Vicky Kaushal’s acting prowess was in the Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Raazi’. Following this, his next hit performance was in the 2019 film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ that gained critical as well as commercial acclaim. While the actor holds the title of being the highest grossing star so far (Shahid Kapoor’s performance in ‘Kabir Singh’ has not overtaken him yet), he still remains down to earth and continues to push boundaries. While most stars take credit for their films that go on to becoming hits, Kaushal does not feel he has made a mark on his own.
According to the star, who has been a part of popular movies including ‘Sanju’, ‘Raazi’ and ‘Manmarziyaan’, his success needs to be credited to the films’ teams. “As an actor, one puts his best into every scene. Emotional scenes and action sequences take a lot out of you mentally and physically and that is the high you get. Everyone says that you are a star when the film does well. But I don’t necessarily congratulate myself. It is the effort of the entire team. Everyone puts in their best into a film,” he stated.
Kaushal has many projects in the pipeline – some he has signed and others he is being eyed for. He has three films on his plate for now. These include the Sam Manekshaw biopic by Meghana Gulzar, Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’ and Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh. However, he has not begun shooting for any of the projects yet. While KJo’s upcoming magnum opus is reported to hit floors in August this year, the schedules for the remaining two ventures has not been revealed yet. With hits one after another, it’s safe to say that Kaushal is slowly but steadily becoming one of the most sought-after stars in Indian cinema. He is here to stay and enroute to turning into every director’s favourite!