Vicky Kaushal Birthday: Did You Know the Actor Had Blink-and-Miss Appearance in THIS Film Before His Debut In Masaan?

Vicky Kaushal, known for his powerful performances in content-driven films, might surprise his fans with his acting origin story. While Masaan marked his debut as a lead actor in 2015, his journey on screen began even earlier. Eagle-eyed fans, or perhaps some social media sleuthing, unearthed a lesser-known fact – Vicky Kaushal had a blink-and-miss appearance in Anurag Kashyap’s cult classic Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Yes, you read that right! Chhaava: Vicky Kaushal Wraps Up Shoot for Laxman Utekar’s Directorial With ‘Some Drama’, Pens Emotional Note on Insta (See Pic).

Kaushal played a background artist in a scene featuring the fiery exchange between Nagma Khatoon (Richa Chadha) and Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) at a brothel in the crime drama. “Last minute, everyone (junior artistes) that we’d rounded up in Varanasi refused to participate in that scene, once they realised it’s a brothel,” Kaushal told Midday during a chat. The Great Indian Kapil Show: Vicky Kaushal Opens Up About Valentine’s Day Celebration With His Wife Katrina Kaif; Actor Says ‘Our Goal Was to Spend Quality Time Together’.

Vicky Kaushal in Gangs of Wasseypur 

Adding to the intrigue, Kaushal pinpointed his location for fans eager to play spot-the-star. “I’m that silhouette you see overacting behind the window grille, when Nagma Khatoon is cursing Sardar Khan!” he said. “That was the first time I ever faced a camera.”

This behind-the-scenes story sheds light on Kaushal’s early days in the industry. FYI, he wasn’t just an actor in Gangs of Wasseypur but also served as an assistant director for Anurag Kashyap. Their collaboration continued with Raman Raghav 2.0, a crime thriller released in 2016.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 16, 2024 12:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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