On Thursday, Vicky Kaushal’s film ‘Sardar Udham’ received Best Hindi Film Feature at the 69th National Film Awards. The film, directed by Soojit Sircar and starring Vicky in the title role, was published on an OTT platform in 2021. In an interview, Shoojit stated that Vicky should have received the award for Best Actor, which went to Allu Arjun for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’.
Shoojit told Mid-Day, “Vicky undoubtedly deserved the Best Actor award. The way he transformed into Sardar Udham is commendable. We started with the Jallianwala Bagh sequence. The first shot was of Udham picking up [the dead] bodies, feeling the weight and pain. The set was witnessing that nightmare. That set the tone of the film. Vicky couldn’t sleep for nights, and carried that disturbance throughout other parts of the movie.”
Congratulating the entire team of ‘Sardar Udham’, Vicky shared a post on his Instagram account and dedicated the award to the late actor Irrfan Khan.
‘Sardar Udham’ is a biopic about freedom warrior Sardar Udham Singh, who murdered Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India, in order to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu, Kirsty Averton, and Amol Parashar also appeared in the film.
Vicky won Best Actor for Sardar Udham at the IIFA 2022.
Meanwhile, Vicky will next be seen in filmmaker Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film, ‘Sam Bahadur,’ which tells the narrative of India’s military hero and first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra also star.
Vicky will also appear in the next untitled film directed by Anand Tiwari, alongside Tripti Dimri and Ammy Virk. The film is scheduled to be released in theatres on February 23, 2024.
Aside from that, he co-stars in ‘The Great Indian Family’ with Manushi Chillar. The film, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, will be released soon.