Vicky Kaushal faced his fears alongside British adventurer Bear Grylls as he went “Into The Wild”. Kaushal faced his biggest fear - the deep blue sea, covered himself with mud to avoid mosquitoes, ate raw crab meat, and took a dive into the Indian Ocean. Besides conquering his fears, the actor opened up about his personal life and shared the story of being born in a small house and leaving engineering for acting.
Much to his fans’ delight, Kaushal also revealed the kind of girl he would like to have as his wife. The show featured a video message from his father and Bollywood action director Sham Kaushal. He said, “Hello Vicky puttar, Love you. I am a bit tensed. It is difficult to survive in some corner of the world with no one around. But I know you have Bear Grylls with you who is the biggest survivalist of the world. Another name of difficulties is ‘never give up’. So please don’t give up. Come out as a winner. We are waiting for you.”
Vicky got emotional on hearing the message, and told Grylls, “He is my pillar of strength and I can’t tell you what he has gone through in life. I have seen the hardships he has gone through in life. So, a word of advice, encouragement from him at the beginning of the journey is going to make a big difference to me.”
Kaushal narrated, “I have been an engineering student. My father was very happy seeing his kid becoming an engineer because nobody in my family has ever done a 9-5 job where they get monthly pay cheques, where they get weekends off so that they can plan their family time. So he was very happy that somebody in the family is going to live that life.”
He added, “The day I saw people working in front of the computers, I just couldn’t feel that and for the first time in life, I was sure about something, and it was that I don’t belong here. I was always active on stage. That’s what gave me happiness and I thought I should explore that but I still didn’t have the confidence to say that I want to become an actor.”
Amid his wedding rumours with actress Katrina Kaif, Grylls also quizzed Vicky about the kind of girl he would like to have as his wife. “Whoever makes you feel at home all the time, you just know that connect. Also, where there is that understanding where you love each other for your plus and minuses both and we make each other a better version of each other,” the ‘Udham Singh’ actor said.