Vicky Kaushal looks ‘so fine’ on the cover of Elle’s January edition

The enchanter himself!

Vicky Kaushal is an effortless enchanter, the kind who is charming and sexy without trying to be. As the cover star of Elle’s January issue, the actor takes his sartorial A-game up by a couple notches, while he gets candid with the magazine.

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“I find them to be mechanical after a couple of takes, because it becomes like a dance step. Most of the time, it is so “designed” that you know the exact number of times you have to hump. And with Lust Stories, it was part of the story that it had to be exactly five times [laughs]. Of course, you need to have that sort of comfort level with your co-actor, and that is something that you consciously make an effort to do.” — @vickykaushal09 on filming sex scenes in movies. . Wool turtleneck, @chalayanstudio . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 💇🏻‍♀️👩🏼‍🎨: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Assisted By: @akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #thehappinessissue #vickykaushal

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Styled by Rahul Vijay, Vicky was seen sporting a Missoni knit t-shirt paired with suit-pant separates by Emporio Armani.

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On a chilly December morning, @vickykaushal09 suggested that he jump into the sub-zero pool at the Amanbagh in Alwar, for the perfect cover shot. It was an insane idea but then again madness is one of those vital ingredients you need to make it in the movie business. In retrospect, as we present our January issue, this anecdote sums up his personality perfectly—a risk-taker who always jumps into the deep end. Vicky has consistently made unconventional choices and watched those gambles pay off. A versatile actor, consistent performer and certified Internet boyfriend—we present our indefatigable cover star. There's no one else we'd rather dive into the new year with. Issue now on stands. . On @vickykaushal09: Knit T-shirt, @missoni; cotton and linen blazer, cotton pants both #EmporioArmani 📷: @ashishnshah 👔: @rahulvijay1988 Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 💇🏻‍♂️👨🏻‍🎨: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Assisted By: @akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling) Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEJanuary #TheHappinessIssue #VickyKaushal

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His look was paired with tousled hair and that unresistible charm. We agree with you Elle, he is SO fine!

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“With every character you play, you see life from a new perspective. And it is not just black and white; there are a lot of greys that are justified. The rigidity of your mindset keeps breaking with every character, every story you get to be a part of.” Our January cover star @vickykaushal09 on what acting has taught him about himself that he didn’t know. . Cotton shirt, @itohnewdelhi, Cotton blazer and trousers, @kenzo . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 💇🏻‍♀️👩🏼‍🎨: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Assisted By: @akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #thehappinessissue #vickykaushal

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In other stills from the photo shoot, the actor was seen wearing ensembles and accessories by brands like Perona, Michael Kors, Chalayan, Fendi, Ashish N Soni, Dries Van Noten, H&M and Kenzo.

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“I was in an aircraft. I’d gone to the loo, and when I came out there was a family waiting for me. They were like: “Aap ek baar baith jaoge toh [Once you sit down] the airhostess has categorically told us we can’t disturb you. Toh socha [so we thought] we would wait outside here.”” Our cover star @vickykaushal09 on the strangest place he’s been asked for a selfie. . Cotton jacket, leather sandals; both @driesvannoten. Denim pants, @chalayanstudio . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 👩🏼‍🎨💇🏻‍♀️: @akgunmanisali /@inega.in ; Assisted By:@akshitas11 , @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j , @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #vickykaushal #thehappinessissue

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Check out the other shots from his photoshoot here:

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"I never knew that when you get into your car and decide where to go, there’ll still be paparazzi when you get to your destination. I later found out that they’ve got all our car numbers down, and they track our movements. I still sometimes go to malls and restaurants because it hasn’t sunken in that I will be spotted and asked for pictures. That still surprises me." Our January cover star @vickykaushal09 in conversation with film critic @rajeevmasand. . Wool turtleneck, @chalayanstudio. Crepe wool blazer, @nashishsoni. Acetate and metal glasses, @fendi . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 👩🏼‍🎨💇🏻‍♀️: @akgunmanisali /@inega.in ; Assisted By:@akshitas11 , @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j , @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #vickykaushal #thehappinessissue

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Our January cover star @vickykaushal09’s rise from late bloomer at 27, to one of the country’s most promising actors in under three years, is the alchemy of talent, passion, patience…and more talent. And now that he’s earned both critical and commercial stripes, he’s claiming the out-and-out stardom that is his due. The Uri star talks to film critic @Rajeevmasand about this new—and quite often, strange—adjustment. Read more via link in bio. . On Vicky: Knit turtleneck, @weareperona. Cotton pants, leather shoes, #EmporioArmani. Cotton socks, stylist’s own. Cotton and linen blazer, @michaelkors. Leather belt, @levis_in. Metal watch, @fossil. . 📷: @ashishnshah 👔: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 👩🏼‍🎨💇🏻‍♀️: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Assisted By: @akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling) Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEJanuary #TheHappinessIssue #VickyKaushal

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“Masaan had just come out, and it was right before we were doing Raman Raghav (2016), when @anuragkashyap10 told me, “Vicky, for the next five years, don’t go after the money. Go after good directors and good films…[the money] will come.” That stuck with me and it has helped me so much.” — Our January cover star @vickykaushal09 on the best career advice he’s ever received. Read more on ELLE.in. . Cotton shirt, @hm. Wool cardigan, @dakslondon . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 👩🏼‍🎨💇🏻‍♀️: @akgunmanisali /@inega.in ; Assisted By:@akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #vickykaushal #thehappinessissue

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“I try and avoid reaching the location just one day before the shoot is to begin. Instead, I try and reach a week before to not only take in the location, but also to get a hang of the team. I need to sit in every corner of that room. It’s all an extension of the character. I can’t feel like a guest when I’m coming to my room on a set.” @vickykaushal09 talks about how spending time in locations helps his performances. Link in bio for more. . Knit T-shirt, @missoni. Cotton and linen blazer, #EmporioArmani . 📷: @ashishnshah 👗: @rahulvijay1988 🖋: @rajeevmasand Art Direction: @mrudul.pathak 💇🏻‍♀️👩🏼‍🎨: @akgunmanisali / @inega.in Assisted By: @akshitas11, @pujarinighosh, @dhvani.j, @pallakhshah (Styling); Location Courtesy: @amanbagh . #ELLEjanuary #thehappinessissue #vickykaushal

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