Successive hits and a National Award later, actor Vicky Kaushal vividly remembers his time as a newcomer four years ago and says he owes his career to first-time directors. The actor, who was first noticed in the then debutant director Neeraj Ghaywan’s 2015 social drama “Masaan”, said every film is a new project for both the actor and the filmmaker. He later collaborated with a string of new directing talent like Mozez Singh for “Zubaan”, Anand Tiwari for “Love Per Square Foot”, and Aditya Dhar for “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, for which the actor earned the best actor National Award.
“I owe my career to debutant directors, so I’m quite used to working with first timers. I just read the script and if I am sold on that, I meet the director to understand his vision. If I sense clarity and vision there, that’s what I am sold to. “I was also a newcomer at one point of time, I’m only four years old here. I am no veteran. Every film is a new film. I am as new as the director for that film and story. We have to work with that spirit. I tried to bring out the same fire in every film that I had in my first film,” Vicky told in an interview here. But the 31-year-old actor is more excited about working with a new director as they bring a “scared energy” to the film sets.
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