Vicky Kaushal is definitely going places. His outstanding performances in movies like Masan, Raman Raghav 2.0 and Zubaan and the unforgettable AIB: Harrasment Through The Ages Video, forced Bollywood to wake up and pay attention to this powerhouse of talent. And, you can be sure he’s made a mark, because now, he’s bagged Karan Johar’s short in Bombay Talkies 2.0, opposite Kiara Advani.
After being chosen to play an important role in Sanju, the Dutt biopic, he’s also starring opposite Alia Bhatt in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. That’s not all, since he’s also the lead in Ronnie Screwvala’s production Uri based on the recent surgical strike by the Indian army.
Talking about the movie, the actor said, “I am thankful that film-makers such as Raju sir and Karan sir are showing trust in me. It is a lot for this newcomer who has only just started. Just to be getting these opportunities means a lot to me. All the short films (in Bombay Talkies 2.0) will be based on the theme of ‘love and lust’. It’s got me, Kiara (Advani) and Neha (Dhupia) and though the theme is love and lust, it’s also peppered with a lot of good situational comedy. Karan had experimented in the first film and he is also sort of experimenting this time, too but it won’t be a serious film. I am excited and it’s like a dream come true to be directed by him.”
When asked about how he got the role, Kaushal revealed, “It really was a pleasant surprise for me that he considered me for his film. That’s why when someone asks me about my career I say that I feel like I am in a dream sequence. God has been really kind because whatever is happening in my life right now is way better than anything I had imagined when I started off. I feel lucky and blessed that these films are coming my way.”
The film’s shoot will wrap up in a week and it’s expected to go on floors in the first week of December.