Vicky also recalled his old associated with Govinda Naam Mera director Shashank Khaitan.
Shaheen Irani, Aishwarya Vasudevan
Last Updated: 01.49 PM, Nov 20, 2022
Vicky Kaushal, who has been associated with sad roles and memes ever since he became a part of Bollywood, is finally free thanks to his upcoming project, Govinda Naam Mera. The actor is most popular for the meme “Saala yeh dukh kaahe nahi khatam hota bey” from his debut film, Masaan. Now, at the launch of Govinda Naam Mera’s trailer, Vicky hilariously recalled the moment when he was locked on for Shashank Khaitan’s film and how his ‘dukh’ was finally over.
At the launch, Vicky said that he was hungry to do a film where he didn’t have to cry and Govinda Naam Mera was just that. “Iss film mein saala yeh dukh finally khatam ho gaya,” the actor jokingly added.
While recalling the time he was offered the project, Vicky shared that he was called for a small meeting a year before Govinda Naam Mera actually went on floors. Shashank told Vicky that he was writing a crazy script keeping the actor in mind.
Not having more details at the moment, Vicky was unsure where would the film head. The actor shot for Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham (his last release on Amazon Prime Video which worked wonders for this star) and when he met Shashank again, Vicky finally heard the script.
“I’m so happy that he even thought of me for this part because I didn’t know somebody could think of me like this either,” Vicky shared. He then thanked Shashank and Karan Johar for putting their confidence in him, thanks to which the actor got to play Govinda in Govinda Naam Mera.
The actor lived his and his relatives’ dream through the project. Just like most Indian families, his too asked him when would they see him entertain them and everyone who goes to see his films. He recalled them saying, “Naach gaana kab karega tu?” Finally, that film came.
Vicky is also associated with Shashank since their theatre days. The actor recalled the times and how they have wanted to collaborate ever since. While doing so, he also revealed that Shashank is an actor and dancer himself.
In fact, Vicky went on to spill that Shashank would be the lead role in Naseeruddin Shah’s play and he would have a smaller part in it. Today, the tables have turned and still, Vicky is a successful actor and Shashank, a successful director.