Vicky Kaushal reveals his first-ever audition was for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

first_imgWith back-to-back successes – Raazi, Lust Stories, Sanju, Love Per Square Foot and Manmarziyaan – Vicky Kaushal is the newest breakout star in Bollywood. He has managed to win over the hearts of the critics as well as the audience with his stellar performances.However, Vicky has seen his share of struggles before he became a force to reckon with. In a recent interview, he revealed that his first-ever audition was for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports drama Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), which brought the life of ‘The Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh alive on celluloid.Earlier, in an interaction with Humans Of Bombay, Vicky had revealed that he was offered a cushy IT job after getting his engineering degree but he tore up the offer letter as he felt that acting was his true calling.Vicky then set out for auditions. “My first one was horrifying. It was for a small role in a big film and I realised how far from everything I was. On my way home, I was like ‘Vicky, ab toh tune job letter bhi phaad diya!’ I was afraid, but I literally couldn’t give up,” he said.Eventually, his struggles paid off and he was noticed for his performance in Neeraj Ghaywan’s critically acclaimed Masaan. He has only gone from strength to strength since then.Currently, Vicky’s film Uri: The Surgical Strike is going strong at the box office even in its fourth week. Directed by Aditya Dhar, the war drama is based on the Indian Army’s surgical strike on terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, in retaliation to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month. Uri: The Surgical Strike is currently inching towards the Rs 200-crore milestone.advertisementALSO SEE: Vicky Kaushal looks unrecognisable in this throwback photo from audition daysALSO WATCH: Vicky Kaushal talks about his cinematic journey at Mind Rocks Bhopal 2017last_img read more