[dropcap]V[/dropcap]icky Kaushal, who will be seen playing Major Vihan Shergil in his upcoming film Uri which is based on India’s surgical strike on Pakistan, had hurt his arm while undergoing intense training for the role.
“I had tennis elbow issue. From the elbow to the wrist it was paining and it was numb. Normally, tennis elbow is a result of over exertion and muscles burning out. My hand used to fall on its own. I could not even hold my phone,” he said.
Doctors had advised Vicky to take a rest after his hand was hurt. But he continued to shoot and even shot for an action scene. “During that time I had to shoot for a major action sequence and was not allowed to stop exercise as I had to put on weight for my the role and maintain it.We would shoot only during the night and in the morning, I would go to the hospital for 45-minute physiotherapy sessions. I would go on the sets with the sling and remove it only before my director used to say action. Again, in between the shot I had to wear the sling. It was a tough time but when I think about it, I feel that it is was fine as I could finish the shoot and complete all my scenes inspite of the injury,” Vicky said.
Uri also stars Yami Gautam, Kriti Kulhari, Mohit Raina, among other. As the name suggests, the film is based on the real story of India’s surgical strike on Pakistan in 2016. The film is directed by Aditya Dhar and the makers had to do lot of consultation with army officials before starting the shoot.
The film is scheduled to be released on January 11, 2019.
(Story by Sonali Joshi Pitale)