Actor Vicky Kaushal says he doesn’t like to wear a watch while shooting for a project. “I wear a watch only if my character demands it, otherwise I don’t like to wear one,” Vicky said in a statement. The actor shared the trivia when he appeared on “Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua” hosted by comedienne Mallika Dua. The show is aired on TLC. In the truth or dare round, Vicky refused to share remuneration details and preferred to eat red chili powder.
Mallika says she is the “biggest Vicky Kaushal fangirl and been his fan since Masaan”. “For me, he is the perfect hero which Bollywood needs. He is phenomenally versatile and so good that whatever he does inspire me. His energy motivates me to take it a notch higher and that’s what he did on our set as well. We had a ball of a time where he shared his childhood memory related to homemade food; his favorite dish, break-up story and some tips as well,” she added.
Aspiring to a career in film, Kaushal assisted Anurag Kashyap in the crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and went on to play minor roles in two of Kashyap's productions. His first leading role was in the independent drama Masaan (2015), which earned him the IIFA and Screen Awards for Best Male Debut.
Following the leading role of an unhinged cop in Kashyap's psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016), Kaushal rose to prominence in 2018 with supporting roles in Raazi and Sanju, two of the highest-grossing Hindi films of the year. He also starred in the Netflix films Love per Square Foot and Lust Stories.
As of September 2018, Vicky Kaushal has filmed in Siberia for Uri, an action thriller based on the 2016 Uri attack, co-starring Yami Gautam in which he had injured his arm while filming an action sequence in it. Kaushal has also committed to feature in Takht, a historical drama directed by Karan Johar, which features an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor.