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What's Vicky Kaushal doing in Uri?

By Rediff Movies
March 09, 2021 12:56 IST
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It was a special day for Vicky Kaushal when he visited the Indian Army's Uri base camp in Kashmir and spent a day with the jawans.

Vicky became a household name after he scored a blockbuster with Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), based on the September 28-29 surgical strikes that followed the September 16, 2016 terrorist attack, which claimed Indian soldier's lives.

The Indian Army hosted a musical event Umeed Ki Seher in Uri for the first time after India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire at the Line of Control.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal/Instagram

'My heartfelt thanks to the Indian Army for inviting me to the Uri Base Camp, Kashmir,' says Vicky.

'Thank You for giving me an opportunity to spend a lovely day with the locals who were so full of warmth and amazingly talented. It is the biggest honour for me to be in company of our great armed forces. Thank You. Jai Hind!'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal/Instagram

Vicky had stated that shooting Uri was 'exhausting', but 'playing the role was an honour'.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal/Instagram

A star moment for Vicky as the crowds can't get over him.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

Sonal Chauhan accompanied Vicky on the trip.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

Sonal has worked in J P Dutta's war film Paltan, based on the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Nathu La and Cho La in 1967.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

'What an honour it has been to be a part of this Army Event and witness the youth of Uri showcase their amazing talent,' Sonal writes about her experience.

'Thanks to the beautiful people of Uri for the love and warmth. And a big Thanks to the Indian Army for inviting me and giving me the honour and the opportunity to spend a beautiful day with the real heroes. I consider myself truly lucky to have had this opportunity. No words will ever be enough to thank you guys for what you do every day to keep the country safe. Jai Hind.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

There was a performance for the stars as well.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

This was Vicky's first visit to Uri. Later this year, he will play Sam Maneckshaw in Meghna Gulzar's biopic on the legendary general who led the Indian Army to victory in the 1971 War.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonal Chauhan/Instagram

Vicky and Sonal watch the show organised by the army.

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