Vicky Kaushal To Star In YRF Comedy After ‘Takht’, ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’, And ‘Manekshaw’
Bollywood is in a mess that it kinda-sorta deserved to be after hiding several skeletons in its closet for decades after decades. Its problematic nature has been pointed out time and again by people who are working in the industry and those watching it from the outside. However, Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has planted a spotlight on production houses, directors, actors, etc. that isn’t shutting off and rightfully so. But does that mean that the machinery has stopped working? Nope. That’s why Vicky Kaushal has already nabbed his next role.
According to Pinkvilla, a source has said that,
“Aditya Chopra loved Vicky in his previous few films and feels he’s the star of tomorrow. He’s producing a comedy film and has roped in Vicky for it. The deal has been locked and Vicky loved the role. He especially liked the film because it’s a never-before-seen character for him as nobody has seen him do comedy before. It will also be Vicky’s first stint in the comedy space. More details on the film are awaited. But the film will be one of the first few to go on floors and the dates will be chalked out once the situation is better to shoot.”
Well, I don’t know if I can agree with the “Vicky’s first stint in the comedy space” part over there because the man has done comedies or been in comedic parts in the past. His role in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was comedic in nature. So, were his roles in Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, and Sanju. And I think that his comic timing is pretty on point. He never goes over-the-top. It is always very natural and he has a knack for injecting a little physical comedy into his performance as well. That’s why I think that he’ll be a good fit for an out-and-out comedy movie.
Kaushal’s list is already stacked. He has just wrapped up or in the process of wrapping up the Shoojit Sircar directed biopic Udham Singh which was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Then there’s Meghna Gulzar’s Manekshaw, Aditya Dhar’s The Immortal Ashwatthama, and Karan Johar’s Takht. Yeah, I don’t know about that last one. All I want to say is that I really want to be happy for Kaushal because he is one of my favourite actors working right now. But the ugly truth of production houses like YRF and Dharma has been exposed, thereby making my feelings regarding his association with them a little conflicted.
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