Actor Sunny Kaushal, who played a talented hockey player Himmat Singh in Reema Kagti's GOLD, might be better known as Vicky Kaushal's younger brother. But the 28-year-old actor is now relieved after the release of his last film as he confessed that he was out of work for two years after forgettable debut film, Sunshine Music Tours and Travel.
In an interview with a leading daily, Sunny got candid about working on GOLD, upcoming projects, and comparisons with her talented brother Vicky. Talking about how he often found himself feeling "uncertain" before he bagged GOLD, Sunny said that after the release of the film, "the praise has been reassuring." He further added, "After Gold, the phone hasn't stopped buzzing. I feel rejuvenated. This was a tough film to do because there were so many actors involved in it. But when you are around talented people, the (filming) process is a breezy one."
Now with him being back in the business, it would not be wrong to say that comparisons with his actor-brother are inevitable. Talking about it, Sunny said, "Vicky and I stayed in a small 10-by-10 chawl in Malad. We are conditioned to surviving against all odds. Vicky is my support system. My family is the fuel that drives me. My brother has no expectations from me. He understands that we are individuals fighting our own battles."
Meanwhile, his last release GOLD featured him alongside actors like Akshay Kumar, Amit Sadh and Vineet Kumar Singh, but he asserted, that the atmosphere on the set was always supportive. "Most of my scenes were with them and they would encourage me all the time. However, even amidst this ensemble cast, the real hero was Reema. She could manoeuvre and handle team dynamics with ease. I learnt the value of team spirit." he added.
On the work front, Sunny will soon begin working on Kabir Khan's web show, Forgotten Army, which will be out next year.