Vicky recently revealed that due to busy schedule he had almost said no for Uri.
'Uri' showcased Vicky as a top commander, who leads a squad of paratroopers in the surgical strikes post terror attacks on the Indian Army camp in Uri in Kashmir. The film is based on army men who crossed the PoK, destroyed the terrorist camps, executed the mission successfully, and came back without any casualties. It was one of biggest hits of 2019 with the first to cross the 200 crore mark in 2019 the actor was likewise appreciated for his incredible efforts to essay the character so well.
Recently in an interaction, the actor mentioned, "Actually, I had almost said no to 'Uri.' I was shooting for 'Raazi' when I got a call from Ronnie Screwvala's team. I was told they're sending me an action film script and I'm the first actor they're approaching, and plan to make the film now. "We were shooting an emotional scene in 'Raazi,' so it was a heavy day. I went back home, and I saw the script. Then I wasn't (thinking like) an actor, I wanted to know what had happened because we had seen it in the news,".
The Uri actor said that he had taken up the script as a book, with the curiosity to know the details of the same, but since he was tired or most probably his subconscious was so vested in another character that, even after reading it for four hours, he was unable to associate with it.
He also went on to say that "There was so much technical information involved, the Army, the language. For 14 hours that day, I was playing a Pakistani major and then suddenly this was India versus Pakistan, and I have to be on the Indian side. There was something I couldn't connect to. "
Vicky returned to shoot 'Raazi' the following day, with the script yet lying in his home. It was his dad, action director Sham Kaushal, who went through the script and asked the actor views on the same.
He also included, "I said I couldn't enter the zone. It took me a long time as usually, I finish a script in two hours, but I took four-and-a-half hours for this one. He told me, 'If you miss doing this film, it'll be the stupidest decision of your life,'" he added. Vicky at that point chose to complete his "Raazi" shooting and afterward return to the script without any distractions.
"Then I finished it in one-and-a-half hours and felt I was reading it for the first time. I called RSVP and said I want to do this, please don't go to any other actor I will do anything for the film," he said.