Actor Vicky Kaushal has kicked off 2019 with the release of the first commercial Bollywood film, Uri: The Surgical Strike. Speaking to media, the Uri actor shared,
“I have been craving this kind of pressure in order to gauge whether I am able to carry a film on my shoulders or not”
When asked about why he took up the film Vicky was quoted as saying,
“The script had me hooked and I was affected by the story… It made me realise the valour and sacrifices of the armed forces. It made me feel patriotic.”
Due to his role, Vicky Kaushal had to go through intense training to look and act the part. Vicky shared,
“I needed to achieve the body frame of a commander who could lead a troupe of 80 soldiers on this mission”
For his future roles, Vicky has said,
“I am a greedy actor who has just begun three years ago. I want to explore myself as an actor in every possible way, be it in a glamorous role or in an indie or a grungy role or an action film.”
Uri is based on the 2016 surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in retaliation to an alleged terror attack in the Kashmir region of Uri.
Also starring Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal, Uri is out cinemas today, 11th January 2019.
Watch the official trailer of Uri here: