Vicky Kaushal shot for ‘Zubaan’ before ‘Masaan’

Mumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal, who made his debut with the critically-acclaimed “Masaan”, says he had shot for upcoming movie “Zubaan’ before the 2015 release.

“Not many people know that ‘Zubaan’ was actually my first film. I had shot for it before ‘Masaan’,” said Vicky at the trailer launch of the film directed by Mozez Singh.

About his director, Vicky said: “Moses has been that person who showed faith in me when I was struggling, when I was giving auditions day in, day out, and when I was clueless where I was heading or what was happening in my life.”

“During the workshops, I was quite bad. After the workshops in the mornings, I used to get calls from people reconfirming with me if I had be able to do it well.”

“But I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity, for believing in me for a character like Dilsher, a conflicted character who’s trying to rediscover his abandoned roots, his abandoned fate and rediscover himself through music. It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said.

He also spoke about the influence of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and producer Guneet Monga for backing him and trusting him.

Vicky plays a character who runs away from music but it is music which helps him rediscover himself later on.

Despite being a Punjabi, playing a character who comes to Delhi to make it big and switching between Hindi and Punjabi was not easy, Vicky said.

He has two main looks in the film — one with a corporate look and the other as a sardar.

“I enjoyed playing the sardar as wearing the turban and that beard, I love the attitude of sardars. Your walking style automatically changes.”

His character in the film has a stammering problem and he even visited a speech therapist in Pune along with his director to understand the nuances of speech-related issues.

“Zubaan” also stars Sarah Jane Dias and Manish Chaudhari among others.