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Exclusive: Ahead of the release of ‘Uri’, Vicky Kaushal turns nostalgic about his first Friday release

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Vicky Kaushal is all set for his first release of the year that is ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. It is based on the operation initiated by the Indian Army in retaliation to the terrorist attack in Uri in the year 2016, during which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. This is the first time that Vicky is playing an Indian army officer. A couple of days back, the actor had shared a video on his social media handle where he was seen going through rigorous training to get into the shoes of an army officer.

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Before ‘Masaan’, Vicky has appeared in a couple of projects but this movie has earned him recognition and he never looked back after this. We have never seen the young actor in a repetitive character and he has surprised us with his acting skills time and again. With just a few days left for ‘Uri’ to release, we asked the ‘Raazi’ actor to reminisce on his first Friday release that was ‘Masaan‘ .

He said, “When ‘Masaan’ was about to release, Thursday night I went to theatres nearby my house and I remember looking at the posters. I was not nervous but out of excitement, I wasn’t being able to sleep.”

“I was never confident that the movie will do well. I was just looking forward to the reaction of the audiences,” added the actor.

For the uninitiated, Vicky played Deepak, a Varanasi boy in ‘Masaan’ whose profession was to bury the dead bodies. His character of a bereaved lover, his innocence and vulnerability made us fall in love with his character. This role earned him a lot of appreciation as a male debutant in 2015.

While talking about how he feels about his upcoming Friday release i.e ‘Uri’, Vicky said, “Same feeling and it has been always the same. It might be my fifth or sixth film, but as that role, it’s still new. It is the same butterfly that I used to feel during my first film. There should be a positive nervousness and I feel that before the release of my every film.”

‘Uri’ is slated to hit the screens on January 11 and we are eagerly looking forward to the movie.

Also ReadWatch: This is how Vicky Kaushal prepped for his role in ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’

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