Vicky Kaushal says he would have not done Uri: The Surgical Strike if it was a propaganda film
Uri: The Surgical Strike, currently in its fifth week of release, has grossed an impressive Rs 212.78 crore at the box office. Featuring Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam in lead roles, the film is based on the Indian Army's 2016 surgical strikes on militant launch pads of Pakistan Administered Kashmir as a retaliation to the Uri attack. As the film hit cinemas just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections, many wondered whether Uri was a "propaganda film".
Responding to this, Kaushal told Mid-Day, "We have made the film as a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. It's not necessary to view everything through the political lens. Also, if it was a propaganda film, I wouldn't have been a part of it."
Directed by debutant Aditya Dhar, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies. Kaushal also revealed that though the film's team was content with the efforts they had put it, they had not expected "the audience to go bonkers".
Rawal had in the past told Press Trust of India that Uri did not promote propaganda but showed events that the country was proud of.
As reported previously, Uri is one of the first Hindi language films of 2019 to join the 100 crore club.
Kaushal will be next seen in Karan Johar's period film Takht, also starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor.
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Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019 14:00:39 IST