The Lust Stories star Vicky Kaushal finally introduced the real-life Kamli aka Paresh Ghelani to his fans by posting a picture with him on Instagram. He captioned it "Real and Reel Paria and Kamli".
The picture garnered a lot of love from followers with comments like "The two Legends", "Love both the Kamlis" and "this picture brightened up my day". Some fans even thought that the resemblance between the reel and real life Kamli was uncanny and others quoted a dialogue from the film, "did he ask you for snakes".
For his intense performance in Sanju, apart from the audience, Vicky Kaushal was praised by Sanjay Dutt himself. Vicky Kaushal played the role of Sanju's best friend Kamlesh Kanhaiyalal Kapasi and Sanjay Dutt was impressed with his acting. Sanjay Dutt told him, "I got really emotional with your performance. You have truly portrayed the meaning of friendship, and your act is accurate when I think of the friends I have had. Putter, tune dil jeet liya (Son, you have won my heart).
Paresh Ghelani himself was moved after watching Sanju. He also shared a note on Instagram saying, "After watching Sanju, I was numb, numb with limitless emotions. I wanted to just hug him, hold on to him and cry. Cry endlessly to the years we had lost, to the years we stood by and witnessed this roller coaster called life and the irrevocable loss of loved ones... To the mistakes we cannot undo, to the strength we cannot find elsewhere but, in each other."