In the midst of the riveting clash between Vicky Kaushal's latest film, 'Sam Bahadur,' and Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal' at the box office on December 1, the former found himself in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. The accomplished actor graced the eighth season of Karan Johar's acclaimed chat show, 'Koffee with Karan,' offering a glimpse into his professional journey and sharing a remarkable incident involving the iconic Shah Rukh Khan during the filming of 'Donkey.'
During the candid conversation on the show, Vicky Kaushal revealed Shah Rukh Khan's unexpected praise for his work in 'Dunki,' hailing it as his best performance to date. Reflecting on the experience, Kaushal expressed his awe at meeting and collaborating with the Bollywood Badshah, shedding light on the invaluable lessons he learned from the legendary actor.
"Shah Rukh sir mentioned that 'Dunki' is my best work so far. It was an unbelievable experience to meet him, share the screen with him, and collaborate on a project. There was so much to absorb and learn from him. While I already knew there was a lot to grasp as an actor, what truly struck me was understanding the reasons behind his success and why he is known as the Badshah," Kaushal remarked on the show.
The narrative took an interesting turn as Kaushal delved into an incident that unfolded during the shooting of 'Dunki.' Shah Rukh Khan, with an unavoidable commitment in Delhi, had to miss a crucial scene involving Kaushal. In a testament to his professionalism, Shah Rukh Khan reached out to Vicky late at night, expressing his regret for not being able to be present during the shoot.
"While filming, Shah Rukh sir had to urgently travel to Delhi for a crucial commitment, and rescheduling was not an option. The scene in question was pivotal for my character, and it involved him. Since he couldn't be present for the shot, I had to perform with a body double. After completing his work in Delhi, Shah Rukh called me late at night, but I couldn't answer due to a prior engagement," Kaushal recounted.
The sincerity of Shah Rukh Khan's apology manifested in a thoughtful message, a simple yet powerful 'Sorry.' Kaushal went on to narrate, "Following that, Shah Rukh Khan sent me a lengthy message, expressing, 'Vicky, we'll redo it. Who handled the shot? Please forgive me for not being there during the shoot.' Subsequently, I had to call him, reassure him that everything was satisfactory, and Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani) approved of the shot. I was apprehensive at that moment, wondering if I could successfully reshoot the scene."