Vicky Kaushal on missing Irrfan Khan, nepotism, trolls, success, Sardar Udham | Shoojit S | Ronnie L

It’s a big week – it’s Dussehra and Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming magnum opus Sardar Udham is all set to hit screens on October 16. The period drama that revolves around the legendary folklore of Sardar Udham Singh saab, was supposed to have Irrfan Khan playing the lead. But after battling major health concerns, the superstar had to bow out of the movie which then landed in Vicky’s lap. While the star is on a major high after his constant stint of successful films, this film is special. It was Uri: The Surgical Strike that made Vicky who he is today, but while Sardar Udham is also a nationalist patriotic drama, the dialogues are more muted and the power is in the silences. Vicky addresses that, so do director Shoojit Sircar and producer Ronnie Lahiri. Apart from that, all three of them give their individual take on the perception of success and failure, the drawbacks of social media, online trolling, etc. Vicky also explains why despite having a filmy background, how he has had many upheavals in his career, which tend to clearly get overlooked. All this and more, in this candid tete-a-tete with the terrific trio. Do watch.