The success story of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is unprecedented. The film starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in the lead is one of the biggest hits of the year. The film which released on January 11 and garnered appreciation from critics and the audiences. Helmed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film emerged as a massive box office hit.
Now, as the beginning of shoot of the film completes a year, director Aditya Dhar took to Instagram and reminisced the journey of making the film. He shared a couple of throwback pictures on Instagram featuring lead actor Vicky Kaushal along with him and wrote, "8th June! On this date exactly a year back we started shooting for URI. And what a year it has been!! The best Roller Coaster ride I will ever be on!"
"Exactly a week before the shoot (2nd June 2018) we were sitting at our office balcony and waiting for a final call on 'if URI is happening or not'. I still remember how tense and stressed everyone was and how desperately we were making efforts to somehow cut costs." he added.
While they were waiting for the final call, the actor shared that including him and Mohit Raina, 20 other actors had already undergone the most rigorous physical training ever for a film. He added that Yami Gautam also cut her hair at once.
"Also on that day, without even questioning me once Yami Gautam cut her hair short for the film, which was pretty incredible considering she had to let go of other projects because of her new look," he said.
While a part of the film's team was already off to Serbia, some characters weren't yet finalized. "We didn't have actors to play some of the most important roles including the PM and Army General. And it was made and HOW!!" the post further read.
"Thank you each and every one of you who showered URI with so much love and affection!! It was truly overwhelming to see people crying, laughing, clapping, whistling basically thoroughly enjoying each and every moment of the film. Thank you Indian Army and their families for the incredible sacrifice you make on a daily basis for our country. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You! Dil se Thank You!!" the post concluded.
Reaffirming the journey of the making of the film, Vicky Kaushal also shared the post in his Instagram handle.
Take a look:
‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ also starring Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, among others is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army over terrorist camps in Pakistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in 2016. While Yami Gautam essayed the role of an interrogation officer, the 'Raazi' star, played the role of an army officer in the Aditya Dhar directorial, which earned him humongous praises.
Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.