Vicky Kaushal, who is basking in the glory of his recently released film Sardar Udham has opened up about his struggling days when he gave many auditions to become an actor. In a recent interview, he also spoke about not having a 'safety net' or a 'Plan B' and shared his insecurities when he competed with 'hundreds and thousands of people' for the same job.
In an interview with an online portal, Vicky said, "When you start giving auditions, aapko pata chalta hai ki aap kitne paani mein ho (you realise where you stand). Because you are competing with hundreds and thousands of people who want the same job...You go and stand in queues with hundreds of other actors. And actors who are very good actors and you’re sitting in rooms with some people who are doing a far better job than you...Sometimes, it kind of takes a toll on you and it really accentuates your insecurities and inferiorities. Then you have to keep surpassing that every day of your life till you get that job, you do good in that and then your confidence starts building up."
He further added and said, "What people don’t realise is that if I’ve cracked 10 auditions, I've actually failed in 1,000 auditions. I got rejected in thousand auditions but I got selected in 10 but what is visible is only the 10 opportunities that I got, and sabko lagta hai ki arey yeh toh aasani se mil gaya (everyone thinks ‘he got it easily’)...I had no option... I knew I don’t have any safety net and if I fall from here, it’s straight on the ground because I have nothing in the pedal. So having no plan B also gives you a lot of strength."
Vicky's Sardar Udham is the story of renowned freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh who assassinated former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India Michael O'Dwyer in 1940 to avenge the brutal killings of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919. The actor plays the titular role in the film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri. The film also stars Amol Parashar and Banita Sandhu in pivotal roles.