What? Vicky Kaushal was not happy with his 'How's the josh' dialogue from Uri & wanted it changed?

Vicky Kaushal’s viral dialogue ‘How's the josh’ from his film URI: The Surgical Strike would not have been the same if the film's director Aditya Dhar would have accepted the actor’s request to change it. Read details below
What? Vicky Kaushal was not happy with his 'How's the josh' dialogue from Uri & wanted it changed?What? Vicky Kaushal was not happy with his 'How's the josh' dialogue from Uri & wanted it changed?
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‘How's the josh?’ This viral dialogue from Vicky Kaushal's film URI: The Surgical Strike would probably not have been the same or maybe would be completely cut from the film, if the film's director Aditya Dhar would have fulfilled the actor’s request to change it. In a candid chat with screenplay writer Robin Bhatt on Wartalaap, director Aditya Dhar revealed that Vicky Kaushal was not really happy with the feel of the dialogue and wanted it changed. He said, “We first shot the line ‘How’s the josh?’ during the Myanmar sequence. Two minutes before the camera rolled, Vicky came to me and asked me to change the line because he thought somewhere the ‘feel’ was not coming. I tried to explain that to motivate their team, army commanders talk like that, so let’s give it a try.”

If the director would have given in to Vicky’s request to change the line from the film, then URI as a film would never have been the same for us. And not to be forgotten, the immense boost it had given to the merchandise sector as well, when it captured the market share by selling plethora of t-shirts and other stuff of this line. Vicky Kaushal too, will definitely go down in history of the Indian cinema for his dialogue and we are sure he would certainly be satisfied and happy with the things that went off, and today, he would himself would be thanking Aditya for not making the changes.

URI: The Surgical Strike performed extraordinarily well at the box office and became Vicky’s first film in a leading role to enter the coveted 100-crore club.

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Sometimes one just has to trust his director. Other times a director needs to trust the feedback he receives from an actor. It's a fine balance, neither of them know how it will turn out.

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