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Did you know Masaan was not actually Vicky Kaushal’s Bollywood debut? Find out what was

Masaan, which released in 2015, became known as Vicky's debut film

Did you know Masaan was not actually Vicky Kaushal’s Bollywood debut? Find out what was
Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in a still from Masaan

Last Updated: 10.42 PM, Jul 24, 2023


Vicky Kaushal, son of action director Sham Kaushal, is known for his performance in Masaan. The actor, who played Deepak Kumar Chaudhary in the 2015 film, is still remembered for a few scenes. This includes the ‘dukh kaahe khatam nahi hota’ dialogue, which is now a famous meme. From there, Vicky appeared in Raman Raghav 2.0, Raazi and Sanju, which brought him into spotlight. The actor’s 2019 film Uri: The Surgical Strike changed his career. These movies marked a stepping stone for the actor to become known in Bollywood for who he is today.

However, Masaan was not actually Vicky’s debut film. The actor was an assistant director on Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur and then appeared in two feature films before Masaan’s release. They were:

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana:

In the film, there are two timelines and Vicky Kaushal played the character of the younger version of Omi Khurana, while Kunal Kapoor portrayed the older Omi Khurana. The story revolves around Omi, who returns to his ancestral village in Punjab to retrieve a secret family recipe for a chicken dish called ‘Chicken Khurana’ to save his family's restaurant from bankruptcy.

Vicky Kaushal’s performance as Young Omi received praise from the audience and critics alike, showcasing his acting talent even before he gained widespread recognition for his later roles.

Bombay Velvet:

In Bombay Velvet, Vicky Kaushal played the character of Johnny Balraj, a street-smart boxer who aspires to make it big in the city. The film follows his journey as he gets involved with a media mogul played by Karan Johar and the events that unfold, leading to various twists and turns in his life.

The movie received mixed reviews from both critics and the audience, but Vicky Kaushal's performance was appreciated, and it contributed to his rising popularity in the film industry.

About the author: Chandragupta is part human brain, part generative AI. The former provides intellect while the latter does the heavy lifting of an artificial neural network. The name, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a backronym of ChatGPT.

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