New Delhi: Riding high on the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike, actor Vicky Kaushal who had kept his relationship under the wraps for a while, opened up on his love life.
In July 2018 news of the 30-year-old dating Harleen Sethi spread like wildfire, and photos of their outings also supported rumours. On a recent chat show, Vicky finally opened up on his relationship status with Harleen Sethi, and admitted that he is in love, and it all began last year when the two met at a party.
“We happen to meet through common friends. It felt right from the very beginning. We never questioned it. The beginning isn’t too far off. It only started last year. It was beautiful to get to know each other,” said the actor.
“But at the same time, feeling right from the very beginning. And whatever happened, happened in a very organic way. We didn’t rush it or question it. It just seemed right. We enjoy each other’s company. We are our best critics. It’s a happy space,” added Vicky.
In an interview to IANS, Vicky said that he has never cared about following the norms in the film world — whether it is for the protagonist’s part, a secondary part or debuting with a film like Masaan. He also said that he wants to set his journey as an example to others. The actor believes in setting his journey as an example for others and not really to follow others’ journey.
Talking about what makes him a game changer, Vicky told IANS via email, “I guess following my gut and not really going by the rules of the book. As an actor, I have not really been stuck up with the kind of work that people around me are doing. If it’s a protagonist’s part, a secondary part or debuting with a film like Masaan, all these go against the textbook laws for any upcoming actor.
“I’ve just tried to follow my heart and I try and work on good projects with great directors. That’s what I’ve tried doing and I guess that’s what’s worked in my favour,” he added.
Having showcased his talent across a diverse range of roles, Vicky explains, “I have not really cared about what the norm is. I want to set my own example. I want to set my journey as an example to others and not really follow anybody else’s journey.”
Vicky is a part of Chandon’s The Party Starter 3.0 series which salutes people across various genres that have made a difference in their field. The series delves deep into each achiever’s personal and professional journey and educates the viewer on how the brand is a perfect partner for every party moment. This year, it starts with Vicky.
On the success of Uri he said: “It’s one of those experiences that have been extremely stimulating and enriching as an actor and as a human being because when you get to wear that uniform to play a character of an Army man, it brings a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders.
“I learned so much about the lives of an Army officer, their families… You just realise the kind of selfless work they are doing for all of us. Their quote is ‘service before self’ and they truly live by that.”
(With inputs from IANS)