Vicky Kaushal is not only one of the most bankable stars of Bollywood today, he has also been bestowed with the National Award for Best Actor for his act in Uri: The Surgical Strike. When asked what he has been feeling post the big win, the actor told a leadign daily, "People say destiny is a star maker, but it would not be possible without hard work. For the past two days, my parents are asking me what I am feeling. Honestly, it's yet to sink in." Meanwhile, he is elated to share the award with Ayushmann Khurrana, who was awarded the Best Actor Award for AndhaDhun. "I admire his choices; he is a wonderful person," added Vicky.
Albeit, ever since the National Awards were announcement, Mammootty's fans questioned the jury's choice and argued that Malayalam superstar was deserving of the honour for his performance in the Tamil film, Peranbu. Stating that the jury is made up of experienced people who know their job, Vicky addressed the issue by saying, "National Awards have always been inclusive, including this year. Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress award for Mahanati [Tamil and Telugu]. The technical awards have gone to regional films. Everyone is bound to have an opinion, and adding one more voice to that won't bring any change. The jury is made up of experienced people who know their job. They watch over 100 films before drawing up the winners' list. Discussion is healthy, but it's unfair to say that they are wrong because we have not watched all the films they have. If we trust a committee to do this job, then we should leave it to them."
Last but not the least, the actor was prodded if the recent win has changed his perspective about work, Vicky signed off by saying, "I have always been honest with my work. I follow my gut and have never taken up work that my heart doesn't agree with."
Film wise, he will be seen in Sardar Udham Singh, Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship and Takht.