‘Not Disappointed About Losing National Award To Allu Arjun,’ Says Vicky Kaushal
New Delhi: Vicky Kaushal lost out on the Best Actor Award at the 69th National Film Awards to Allu Arjun. His film, Sardar Udham, however, bagged five honours including Best Hindi Film. Vicky played the titular character of Sardar Udham Singh in the period drama directed by Shoojit Sircar. Social media was overflowing with messages over how he deserved the coveted award for Udham Singh instead of All Arjun for Pushpa.
Asked if the actor was disappointed, he told India Today.in, “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.”
Talking about the film’s big win, Vicky told the outlet in an exclusive interview, “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.”
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.”