I don’t have any qualms: Vicky Kaushal on not winning National Award for Sardar Udham

Vicky Kaushal never fails to impress the audience with his performances and is truly one of the versatile actors of the film industry. The actor made his mark with the films like Raazi (2018), Uri (2019) and Sanju (2018) to name a few and continues with his outstanding work. Vicky starred in Sardar Udham back in 2021 where he portrayed the role of Udham Singh. The film was a biographical historical drama that portrayed the life of a Punjabi revolutionary, Udham Singh who went on to seek revenge from Michael O'Dwyer, Punjab's lieutenant governor, by assassinating him after his troops killed hundreds of people in the Jallianwala Bagh incident and has been directed by Shoojit Sircar.
Vicky was lauded by critics and viewers alike for his stupendous act. However, he missed out on winning National Award for the same. Vicky lost to Allu Arjun for his performance in Pushpa: Part 1. 

In one of the interviews, Vicky was asked if he felt bad for not winning the National Award for Sardar Udham. He stated, “No! The thing is that many times, when you get a film, and get to work with a director that you like, you think that’s where your dream has come true, which is genuinely true for Sardar Udham. I am not just saying for the heck of it. Being a Punjabi, that topic, that man, that story is very, very close to my heart.We have been listening to this story since our childhood days and always used to wonder why not many people know about this. So, for me, to eventually get the opportunity was a big deal and, after that, what I got or didn’t get, everything was a bonus. For me, the story to reach the world, to get appreciated, to get resonated, that is everything. After that, for the film to get all the rewards are all bonuses. I don’t have any qualms.”


The 69th National Film Awards took place on August 24 this year, announcing the winners for the year of 2021.

Source: India Today