“Karan Jo­har Told Me That Meghna Gulzar Found Me Suit­able For Raazi !”

Stardust (English) - - COVER STORY -

He’s charm­ing, charis­matic and def­i­nitely, the next big thing. In a short span of time, Vicky kaushal has made a mark in the in­dus­try like no other. In a can­did chat with Shivani Bisht, the ac­tor shares his ex­pe­ri­ence of his lat­est hit Raazi, work­ing with “the best” and more. Read on… How did Raazi hap­pen?

I got a call from Karan Jo­har and he told me Meghna Gulzar was mak­ing a film and she found me suit­able for a part in the film. He said, ‘Why don’t you come to the of­fice and meet her’. So, I went to the Dharma of­fice and met Meghna. I have been a huge ad­mirer of her film Tal­var so I was de­lighted to have met her. She gave me a gist of the story and told met, ‘I want to take you for two scenes and then we will know how to go about it.’ So we did a screen test of sorts. I didn’t know that Alia was also go­ing to be a part of it. She was very sweet to have joined in just to give me a cue. And the next day, I got a call. They said that you are our ‘Iqbal’, we are send­ing you the script. They asked me to read it. I read the script and was blown away, and I felt it would be an hon­our to be a part of the film.

It has been six years for Alia in the in­dus­try and you have been work­ing for the last three years. How does it feel to be a part of the in­dus­try at a time when it is grow­ing rapidly?

It makes me feel good. I feel blessed that these are the op­por­tu­ni­ties I am get­ting. These are the film­mak­ers who are trust­ing me with parts in the film. And these are the co-ac­tors who are ready to work with me. So I re­ally feel nice. This is a re­ally great phase that the film in­dus­try is go­ing through. Where there are parts writ­ten like Iqbal, where there are sto­ries made like Raazi. There are big ban­ners like Dharma and Jun­glee back­ing it who make sure that they are reach­ing the au­di­ence on a wider scale.

Can you share any mo­ment that you may have shared with Alia on the sets? Any fun or se­ri­ous in­ci­dent?

I don’t think many peo­ple know this but Alia is one of the most ac­ci­dent prone hu­man be­ings I’ve ever met in my en­tire life. There were times when we were wait­ing for Alia to come on the sets and if there was any sound like uh, aah, ouch!, you know that Alia is in the room be­cause un­hone kahin apna pair bed pe mar liya hai. If she is the one who is han­dling a gun, toh saamne wale ko darr kam lagta hain. Woh pehle chot khud ko po­hchayegi phir samne wale ko maregi so that is one thing about Alia which is re­ally cute. Vicky, you will be seen in Sanju and Man­marziyaan. Can you tell us about the char­ac­ters in those films? Main ac­tu­ally ka­haani ya kir­daar ke baare main kuch nahi bol sakta. Main toh uc­chal raha hoon andar se batane ke liye but I will tell more about these films at the right time be­cause I have been told to wait. Sanju was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as an ac­tor. It is be­ing made by one of my favourite di­rec­tors. It’s re­ally over­whelm­ing for me be­cause in 2015, I made my de­but as an ac­tor and by 2018, I get to act in films di­rected by these di­rec­tors con­sec­u­tively. It feels great that when I am just learn­ing to walk, these di­rec­tors catch my hand and tell me “Hum tu­jhe chalna sikhate hain”.

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