Vicky Kaushal on losing National Award for Best Actor to Allu Arjun: I don’t…

At the 69th National Film Awards, actor Vicky Kaushal-starrer Sardar Udham bagged five honours, including Best Hindi Film. Vicky played the titular character of Sardar Udham Singh in the period drama directed by Shoojit Sircar. The film also starred Banita Sandhu and Amol Parashar. Now, in an exclusive conversation with India, Vicky shared how he felt after his film’s gigantic win.


Talking about the big win, Vicky said, “Feels wonderful. Finally, after a long time, our film industry is getting all the love and all the films are working, which is great. Films of different genres are getting good responses. I think overall, for the ecosystem, hum sab ke liye, for the makers and the audience, it’s a very lovely environment, which is great.”

Meanwhile, Allu Arjun became the first Telugu actor to win the Best Actor honour at the 69th National Film Awards. However, many felt, including his director Shoojit Sircar, that Vicky Kaushal deserved it more for Sardar Udham. Asked if the actor was disappointed, to which he responded, “Nahi! The thing is that many times, when you get a film, and get to work with a director that you like, you think that’s where your dream has come true, which is genuinely true for Sadar Udham. I am not just saying for the heck of it. Being a Punjabi, that topic, that man, that story is very, very close to my heart.”


He continued, “We have been listening to this story since our childhood days and always used to wonder why not many people know about this. So, for me, to eventually get the opportunity was a big deal and, after that, what I got or didn’t get, everything was a bonus. For me, the story to reach the world, to get appreciated, to get resonated, that is everything. After that, for the film to get all the rewards are all bonuses. I don’t have any qualms.”

Vicky will next be seen in The Great Indian Family, which will release in theaters on September 22.

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Sep 18, 2023

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