Who thought that the child from a slum who lived in a 10x10 room would make it so big one day. A person who gave an IT interview just for the thrill of it never wanted the typical career. Right then he decided that he never wanted to get into IT and settled with the aim of being an actor. Vicky struggled a lot to find the right film that would put him in the spotlight. His first project was Gangs of Wasseypur where he was the Assistant Director. His first debut as an actor was in the film Bombay Velvet as Inspector Basil and in Masaan as Deepak. Let’s look at his Bollywood journey from there.
In Masaan, Vicky was seen as a young Varanasi boy who carries out duties at a cremation ground. Deepak aka Vicky sees all the injustice around him and intends to eradicate the unfair social barriers around him.
Raman Raghav had Vicky play a negative role. Anurag Kashyap was not convinced enough to rope in Vicky for this role but Vicky aced the auditions. He plays the role of an unlikeable abusive police officer who is struggling to chase a serial killer.
Vicky got the opportunity to work with Alia Bhatt and Meghna Gulzar in Raazi. The actor said that he feels so blessed and happy to have worked with both Alia and Meghna as they are wonderful women who keep inspiring him. He played the role of Iqbal, a Pakistani Army officer who gets married to an India spy, Alia Bhatt.
Kamlesh aka Kamli in the film Sanju is one of our favourites and till date, Vicky’s best performance. The way he has pulled the Gujju look off, being by Sanju’s side constantly has got him a lot of attention in the industry after this role. He also won the Filmfare award for the best supporting actor for this film.
Manmarziyan was yet another project very well chosen by Vicky. His work in this film was recognised and gained a lot of acclaim and good reviews. He shared the screen alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu. The film was released in the year 2018, right after Sanju.
After his fantastic performance as an Army officer in Raazi, Vicky was seen yet again as the head of the Army (Vihaan Singh Shergill) in the film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. For this role, he received special training and used to work out for 5 hours each day to raise his fitness to accurately portray an army officer. He further revealed that he goes to the gym and trains at the naval base in Cuffe Parade (in Mumbai) with Army men and also had to undergo a physical transformation where he was required to gain weight.