Vicky Kaushal Reveals That His First Acting Stint Was Actually Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur
Vicky Kaushal said that he had to share the screen space with Richa Chadha because the rest of the extras refused to do the scene
It's 2019 and Vicky Kaushal is one of the biggest heartthrobs of the Bollywood industry. The actor who has starred in hits such as Uri: The Surgical Strike, Masaan, Raazi, Manmarziyaan and Sanju, has now become of the most sought after stars in the industry. And it seems like there is no force stopping him either. Many think that his first film was 2012's Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. However, it has just been revealed that the actor did star in a blockbuster long before he become a Bollywood sensation - and worked with the one and only, Anurag Kashyap.
In a recent interview, Vicky revealed that he was part of Anurag's Gangs of Wasseypur that hit screens in 2012. And not just as an assistant director as many would recall his role in the film. Vicky also played an extra during one of the scenes of the gangster movie. Speaking of the same, he said, "It's the scene where Nagma Khatoon played by Richa Chadha goes to a brothel. Last minute, everyone - all the junior artists - that we'd rounded up refused to participate in that scene, once they realised it's a brothel." He continued that because all the extras backed out, the entire direction team had to stand in for them to fill their shoes.
Vicky continued, "I'm that silhouette you see behind the window grill, overacting, when Nagma Khatoon is cursing Sardar Khan played by Manoj Bajpayee. That was the first time I faced a camera." He had also starred in another film before Gangs of Wasseypur, which was Michael Winterbotton's Trishna that also featured Slumdog Millionaire fame, Frieda Pinto. However, the movie never saw the light of day in India. Clad in a shimmery, black costume, Vicky was asked to shake a leg in an item number next to Huma Qureshi. He concluded, "I was very conscious about it. I had no idea how it feels to be before a camera, with 50 back-up dancers, and 200 people around. So, my body was dancing, but my face was frozen."