Vicky Kaushal: If Uri was a propaganda film, I wouldn’t have done it

Posted On Oct 25 2019 by

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 12:38 IST Vicky Kaushal opens up on ths success of Uri: The Surgical Strike.When Aditya Dhar decided to ‘pay a tribute’ to the Indian Army with his film Uri: The Surgical Strike, little did he know that his film will turn out to be the first blockbuster of 2019. Such has been the josh surrounding the film that within four weeks of its release, the war drama crossed the Rs 200-crore mark.With the film’s success, Vicky Kaushal has become an overnight star. Uri’s response at the box office is a proof that he can shoulder a film.Talking about the overwhelming response, Vicky told a daily, “Just before the film was to release, Aditya [Dhar, director] and I were discussing how the entire team has given their all – physically, mentally and emotionally – to the project. Though we were content with our efforts, we didn’t expect the audience to go bonkers.”Thank You India… ???? JOSH ?? ????! @AdityaDharFilms @yamigautam @SirPareshRawal @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies ???????? pic.twitter.com/VmEQYXn29uVicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 8, 2019At a time when the film is minting money at the box office, it also came under the radar for being a propaganda film. Released a few months before the elections, many raised eyebrows calling it government’s mouthpiece.However, Vicky has dismissed the notion saying that film is a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. “It’s not necessary to view everything through the political lens. Also, if it was a propaganda film, I wouldn’t have been a part of it,” said Vicky.Ever since the film’s release, the catchphrase ‘How’s The Josh?’ has gone viral. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, everyone is seen mouthing the popular line from the film, only strengthening the belief that the movie is championed by the government.advertisement”Once a film releases, it belongs to the audience – be it the cabinet ministers or the Prime Minister or even sports personalities. So if you have the right to say ‘How’s the josh?’, the same right lies with anybody else. We have zero control over it. We are happy that the emotional value of the film is resonating with everyone,” added Vicky.ALSO SEE: Vicky Kaushal looks unrecognisable in this throwback photo from audition daysALSO WATCH: Vicky Kaushal talks about his cinematic journey at Mind Rocks Bhopal 2017Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bycharu thakur Tags :Follow Vicky KaushalFollow Uri: The Surgical Strike Vicky Kaushal: If Uri was a propaganda film, I wouldn’t have done itVicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike has become the biggest blockbuster of 2019 so far by entering the Rs 200-crore club. The 30-year-old actor reveals that he didn’t expect the film to do such good business at the box office.advertisementlast_img read more


World Cup 2019: Hosts England off to a winning start

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first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoCricket World Cup 2019SportsSportsCricket World Cup 2019Gallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Ben Stokes shone in his World Cup debut with an all-round performance to fire England to a 104-run win over South AfricaSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Ben Stokes took a stunning catch to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo during England’s defence of 311 on ThursdaySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Jofra Archer shone in his World Cup debut, rocking the South Africa batting unit with his pace. He finished with 3 wicketsSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Imran Tahir became the first spinner to bowl the first over of the World Cup openerSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Captain Eoin Morgan hit a half-century as England posted 311 in 50 overs vs South Africa in the World Cup openerSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Hashim Amla retired hurt after getting a knock on his helmet in Jofra Archer’s over. He returned to bat but it wasn’t enough to South AfricaSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: England vs South AfricaCricket World Cup 2019Ben StokesJofra ArcherHashim AmlaEoin MorganThe OvalSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: World Cup 2019: England rode on Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer’s stunning performances to beat South Africa by 104 runs in the opening match at The Oval on Thursday.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d0cbd92827551561116050_1538928_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 22:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODU2MSIsIjEyMDg1NjEiLCIxODA2NjYzIiwiMTgwODEyNiIsIjE4MDY2NjEiXX0=770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Hosts England off to a winning startApp headline: World Cup 2019: Hosts England off to a winning startlast_img read more


Mohamad Sahnoun to serve another year as UN Special Adviser on Horn

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In a recent exchange of letters with this month’s Council President, Ambassador Abdallah Baali of Algeria, Mr. Annan asked for the term of Mr. Sahnoun, a former Algerian ambassador, to be extended until 31 December 2005.”During the first several months of the past year, Mr. Sahnoun continued to lead the United Nations observer delegation at the Sudan peace talks in Kenya and he subsequently followed the talks on Darfur, as well as the peace progress in Somalia. He also represented me at the League of Arab States Summit in Tunis,” Mr. Annan said in the letter, dated 22 December.The Secretary-General added that Mr. Sahnoun had provided advice “on what useful role the UN could play to promote negotiated settlements of conflicts.”In a response on the same day, Mr. Baali said the Council had taken note of the decision. read more