Vicky Kaushal has always been a fan favourite in Bollywood, not only because of his dazzling looks but also because of his versatility as an actor. After delivering a tremendous hit with Sardar Udham Singh in 2021, he is backed with projects for 2022. According to a recent source, the actor was originally cast as Mohinder Amarnath in Kabir Khan’s 83, but the agreement fell through for a variety of reasons.
Vicky has recently been in the spotlight for tying the knot with Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif. The couple married in a lavish ceremony in Rajasthan’s Six Senses Fort Barwara, and photos from the event were all over the internet. Before being married on December 9, 2021, the couple had managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight for years.
Vicky Kaushal was offered a key role in the film 83, but he turned it down after working on the project for a period, according to a new report by ETimes. He apparently did not want to play a secondary lead in the film, which is why the position was later filled by another actor.
A source told the publication, “The audition happened before ‘Raazi’ released and became a hit, after which he preferred to opt-out of the project as he didn’t want to play the second lead in the film. Although Kabir Khan was keen that Vicky play Mohinder Amarnath’s role.”
Mohinder Amarnath’s role was eventually filled by Saqib Saleem, who was praised for his performance. The film 83 tells the narrative of the Indian cricket team that won the World Cup in 1983 after beating the West Indies. The film was directed by Kabir Khan and has been shown in theatres since December 24, 2021.