I take pressure of audience expectations as a positive thing, says ‘Raazi’ star Vicky Kaushal

Actor Vicky Kaushal, fresh from the success of Raazi, hopes to raise the bar of audiences’ expectations with every film.

Kaushal, who has acted in films like Masaan, Raman Raghav and Raazi, says his focus is on giving his best “between action and cut”.

“Pressure is a good thing. When your work is accepted and loved, then only people have expectations. As an actor, I want to raise the bar of expectations for the audience with every film,” the actor told reporters here at an event.

“If there are expectations and pressure from audience then it means they care for you. It is a good thing, I take it as a positive thing,” he said.

Kaushal, who turned 30 on Wednesday, said the success of Raazi made his birthday all the more special and that he feels blessed to get so much love from audience.

“My only wish on every birthday is that I should keep getting good work. I want to be on a film set a lot of the time, it is like a paradise for me,” he said.

He said his family was very happy with the unanimous reaction to “Raazi”.

“It is a pleasant surprise for all of us, as a team we are very happy. We are grateful to all those who saw the film in theatres and loved it.

“I am happy and feel proud of showing my success, appreciation to my parents. With every film I hope it is a turning point of my career. I am happy with the love Raazi has got,” he said.

He next stars in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, Manmarziyaan, a film on Uri attacks and Karan Johar’s Lust Stories.

The shooting of Uri will go on for about two-three months. He has Sanju coming up in June and Manmarziyaan in September. Then, there is Netflix film Lust Stories by four directors, and Kaushal has worked with Karan Johar.

Sanju is a special film made on a special person and it is made by a special person too. So it is a big thing for me to be part of this film,” he said.