Vicky Kaushal has refused to take credit for the blockbuster success of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, which he says needs to be given to the makers, and expressed his delight in the manner audiences have been reacting to the movie.
The war drama is based on the Indian Army’s operation at suspected militants’ base in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir following terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in 2016.
The movie has been unstoppable at the box office, having crossed the Rs 100-crore mark and showing no signs of losing steam and the lead actor, Vicky in a recent interview stated that the venture has crossed the benchmark that movies are vying for nowadays.
The ‘Raazi’ star exulted at the fact that the war drama has done better business in the second weekend than the first weekend at the box office. He revealed that the audiences have been sending him videos of reactions of clapping and hooting on various scenes, which he termed as ‘overwhelming.’
Vicky refused to take credit as the ‘hero’ for the success amid him being tipped for superstar status following the success of ‘Raazi’, ‘Sanju’ and other ventures and having Karan Johar’s multi-starrer ‘Takht’ in his kitty.
The ‘Lust Stories’ star asserted that the lead actor cannot guarantee the success of a movie and said that it’s a team effort. He credited the director Aditya Dhar and producer Ronnie Screwvala for their conviction behind the venture.
On the talk of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ being jingoistic surfacing after the trailer was unveiled, Vicky felt it wasn’t so as according to him, the audiences after watching the movie understood that it is a tribute to the Indian Army and their ‘great efficiency’ at carrying out the covert operation. He added that the reason the director made the film was because he felt the Army needs to be ‘celebrated.’
The ‘Manmarziyaan’ star also admitted that female attention for him has now started, but added that now when people spot him walking on the streets or driving, they exclaim ‘How’s the josh’, something even PM Modi used recently at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. Vicky expressed his delight at being able to reach out to the viewers.
'Uri: The Surgical Strike', also starring Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, among others, currently stands at Rs 122.59 crore in domestic collections.
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