Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal reveals details about his struggling days and that the middle-class values are engrained in him to an extent that he'd never be able to rise above them completely.
Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal with his parents Sham and Veena Kaushal.
Bollywood superstar Vicky Kaushal is one of the most promising actors in the film industry. His acting skills, especially in films like Masaan, Raazi, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Sanju, are regarded as a masterpiece in Bollywood.
Despite being a part of such successful projects, not many know that the actor struggled through his entire childhood to mint money for the survival of his family.
In an interview with Film Companion on Monday, the 35-year-old actor revealed that the middle-class values are engrained in him to an extent that he'd never be able to rise above them completely. He goes on to add that he was never allowed to drive his parents’ car during his struggling days.
“My parents always made sure that both Sunny (Vicky’s brother) and I knew the difference between necessity and luxury. They always kept saying that necessity is something that will be provided to you, but luxury is something you'll have to earn on your own. That demarcation was always there,” he said.
Further detailing his journey, Vicky added, “When we were going to college, when I was an AD (Assistant Director) whatever, we had a second car at home, but I was never allowed to drive it. Unless I have to take mom to drop her off for yoga. But if I have to go for my job, for my work, even if I have to go to Anurag sir's office or auditions wagerah (etc.), I had to take a bus or an auto. I can't solo-drive a car. You had to earn your car to do that,” Vicky said in an interview with Film Companion.
On the work front, Vicky will next star in a biopic titled Sam Bahadur on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.