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


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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

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