It will be wrong to say that Vicky Kaushal is shining now. He already shone a few years back. But only we have discovered this gem truly last year. From being the dutiful husband Iqbal in Raazi, to a best friend Kamli that we all yearn for in Sanju to a commitment phobic lover in Manmarziyaan and now playing the courageous Major Vihaan Shergill who led the Uri attacks in the film, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky has charmed his way into our hearts through the effortless versatility in his roles.
The Meghna Gulzar directorial Raazi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role was quite a revolutionary film of last year. But along with Alia, it was Vicky whose act of the restrained and dutiful husband Iqbal surely did not go unnoticed. We all shed a tear witnessing his fate in the film, that was the intensity with which he made us fall in love with his character. In Sanju, there were times when he stole the show as Kamli from Ranbir Kapoor himself.
We all clapped and whistled in happiness when Kamli gets reunited with Sanju when he gets released from the jail. Again in the Anurag Kashyap directorial Manmarziyan, he managed to gain a suitable prominence along with Taapsee Pannu and Abhishek Bachchan. And who can forget his amusing act of a husband not able to satisfy his wife sexually in the Netflix movie Lust Stories. Vicky has shown diverse shades of personalities with each of his role. There is still a sense of humility when you speak to him despite of achieving such a phenomenal success last year which adds to his charm. He is the underdog who finally found his day.
The actor also assisted Anurag Kashyap on the sets of Gangs Of Wasseypur. But the main reason we think why Vicky Kaushal is being loved so much by the masses because there is a sense of realism in all his characters. He proved that an ideal husband can very well exist even if he is across that side of the border in Major Iqbal Syed who never stopped loving his wife even after finding out her truth. He proved that an ideal friend is the one who strives to bring their friend in the right path which his character Kamli did for his best buddy Sanjay Dutt. But according to me, the most realistic yet grey character he played was in the film Manmarziyan. Youngsters in today's relationship face the dilemma of being truly committed and settling down even after they realize that the certain 'honeymoon' phase in their relationship is over which was exactly what he portrayed in the film Manmarziyaan.
We are not surprised that the actor has now bagged the Karan Johar directorial Takht. Vicky will be playing Emperor Aurangzeb in the film and will be sharing screen space with stalwarts like Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt amongst others. We are sure that the actor will leave a strong foothold in this ensemble cast. And also we would like to add, he deserved this opportunity much before.
Last year, along with Ayushmann Khurana and Rajkummar Rao, it was certainly the year of Vicky Kaushal. He also got featured in Forbes India's 30 Under 30 List. He earlier also enthralled us with his dark and gritty act in Raman Raghav opposite Nawazuddin Siddique and with his wrenching performance in the film Masaan. Not to forget he stole our hearts and how in the Netflix film Love Per Square Foot opposite Angira Dhar.
Oh yes, he is the son of action director Shyam Kaushal but that was not even an inch of a reason for his success. The actor's hard work, determination, humility and talent were the main guiding forces for his success in the recent year. On a concluding note, we can proudly say that Vicky Kaushal has every right to keep on shining for years to come. But can we also give a shout-out to his adorable reaction on Koffee With Karan when he learnt that Katrina Kaif thinks that she will look good with him on screen?