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Want to be in pressure zone: Vicky on playing lead in 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Vicky Kaushal, who had a great run at the movies this year with back-to-back hits in "Sanju", "Raazi" and "Manmarziyaan", on Wednesday said being under pressure keeps him moving.

The actor's next film, "Uri: The Surgical Strike", is inspired by true events.

"I am lucky I am getting to be part of exciting projects. Every wants to test how strong they are. I am grateful to (producer) for this opportunity. I want to be in this pressure zone. I would want to be under pressure," Vicky told reporters at the trailer launch of the film here.

Directed by Aditya Dhar, the film is based on the Indian Army's surgical strikes on as a retaliation for the Uri attack in 2016.

"I learnt a lot when I read the script. I was very excited to tell the story. There is always an adrenaline rush to play a character like this. I was all charged up to do it right. We have seen films on war and military earlier, but this film will be new for the audience.

"and have often been shown fighting at the border, here we are showing how the surgical strike was carried out with the help of intelligence agencies and bureaucrats," he said.

Ironically, the role of a special forces commander-in-chief, is a complete turnaround for the actor, who earned critical acclaim for his empathic portrayal of a in Meghna Gulzar's drama "Raazi".

"Uri" also features Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam and popular TV Mohit Raina, who is making his feature film debut, in key roles.

The film is scheduled to be released on January 11 and Vicky said the makers have already shown the film to a segment representing the armed forces.

"It is an ode and tribute to them (Army). We would like to get their validation from them and see how they feel," he said.

Calling the defence personnel "real heroes", the praised their unwavering spirit.

"It was so fascinating to hear their stories. You feel your life is so petty. We crib over such small things and for them, losing their life is the smallest worry. They live each day as it comes.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 16:20 IST