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“What people don’t realise is that if I’ve cracked 10 auditions, I’ve actually failed in 1,000” Vicky Kaushal

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Vicky Kaushal is undoubtedly one of the best actors Bollywood has. The actor however didn’t had a smooth start of his career. Recently opening about his struggling days Vicky remembered the days when he gave many auditions to become an actor. In an interview, he opened up about not having a ‘safety net’ or a ‘plan B’. The actor also expressed his fears and insecurities when he competed with ‘hundreds and thousands of people’ wanting the same job.

Kaushal was recently seen essaying the role of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh in the biopic Sardar Udham. Sardar Udham Singh had assassinated former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India Michael O’Dwyer in 1940 to avenge the brutal killings of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919.

In an interview Vicky said, “When you start giving auditions, aapko pata chalta hai ki aap kitne paani mein ho (you realise where you stand). Because you are competing with hundreds and thousands of people who want the same job…You go and stand in queues with hundreds of other actors. And actors who are very good actors and you’re sitting in rooms with some people who are doing a far better job than you…Sometimes, it kind of takes a toll on you and it really accentuates your insecurities and inferiorities. Then you have to keep surpassing that every day of your life till you get that job, you do good in that and then your confidence starts building up.”

“What people don’t realise is that if I’ve cracked 10 auditions, I’ve actually failed in 1,000 auditions. I got rejected in thousand auditions but I got selected in 10 but what is visible is only the 10 opportunities that I got, and sabko lagta hai ki arey yeh toh aasani se mil gaya (everyone thinks ‘he got it easily’)…I had no option… I knew I don’t have any safety net and if I fall from here, it’s straight on the ground because I have nothing in the pedal. So having no plan B also gives you a lot of strength,” the actor quoted.

On the work front Vicky will share screen with Sara Ali Khan in a romantic-comedy film, to be directed by Laxman Utekar. Vicky also has Takht and Sam Bahadur in the pipeline.