Vicky Kaushal on his role in Raazi: Iqbal’s character breaks the image of a Pakistani army officer


To try breaking the quintessential mould of the Army guy and the Pakistani guy. Related News
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“I wasn’t worried that I am playing a Pakistani, so it should be shown in a certain light. Both countries are doing their jobs. 2018-05-08T18:34:50+05:30″>
Published: May 8, 2018 6:34:50 pm

Vicky Kaushal plays a Pakistani armymen in Raazi. The 29-year-old actor, who plays Iqbal, a Pakistani military man in Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film, says people have been “conditioned” to perceive the Armymen from the neighbouring country as “crude” and “fanatic”. “It is not a hero-villain story. He was in the national capital to promote the film with Gulzar and co-star Alia Bhatt. We can’t pinpoint fingers at anyone. But that’s what was fun to do while playing the part. I think the story does the work. “We’ve been conditioned that way. That was the beauty of this role,” Kaushal told reporters in a group interview. They (the men in uniform) know they belong to this country or another one.