#BecomingAStar: Vicky Kaushal speaks on stardom and surreal experience
"I feel there's a halo around me, a constant sunshine wherever I go," that's how Vicky Kaushal describes his current phase, where the actor is riding high on consecutive hits and critical acclaim. Vicky made his debut in 2015 with 'Masaan' and followed it up with 'Zubaan' and 'Raman Raghav 2.0' next year. Vicky, however, says 2018 has been "humbling, surreal and overwhelming."
Vicky's next movie is 'Manmarziyaan'
Vicky has peaked this year with critically acclaimed performances in films like 'Love Per Square Foot', 'Raazi', 'Sanju' and 'Lust Stories' and currently awaits for the release of his next outing, 'Manmarziyaan'.
There's a constant sense of happiness, says Vicky
"When people say I've become a star, it takes time to sink in. My mom asks me, 'I can't have my feet on ground as a parent, how are you feeling? What are you going through?' I feel there's a constant sense of happiness," Vicky says. "But there are moments when I'm alone and I just scream 'hurray!' to release happiness," he adds.
Vicky was constantly making films
For nearly quarter to two years, Vicky didn't have a single movie release but was constantly jumping from one set to another. "I finished 'Love Per Square Foot' in January end and first week of February I started 'Sanju'. Then it finished and within 20 days I had to get into 'Raazi'. When that got over, I was shooting for 'Lust Stories'," Vicky says.
Vicky's take on his Bollywood journey
Vicky insists he would give credit to all of his directors who showed faith in him and says what he's seeing right now is unimaginable. "This has been a very organic journey. I had a very less hand in it. It's the makers who had trust in me...I wouldn't take credit. What I'm seeing right now is beyond my expectation or imagination," he added.
Anurag Kashyap is a very spontaneous director: Vicky
With 'Manmarziyaan', Vicky reunites with his mentor Anurag Kashyap. "He (Anurag) is a very organic, spontaneous director. He doesn't plan on how he's going to shoot, he knows what he wants. So with him, an actor can say two or twenty lines. He doesn't say cut for sometime after the scene is done," Vicky says. 'Manmarziyaan' is scheduled to release on September 14.