Vicky Kaushal is already an established actor, right? I mean, he was one of the biggest names in Bollywood last year, he had built his reputation as one of the best actors way before 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', so it would be a little weird if someone called him a newcomer.
Well, that's what Anupam Kher did, kinda. He tweeted a nice message for Vicky Kaushal praising him for 'Uri', and also took the opportunity to welcome him to the 'actors world'. The intentions were probably great, but a lot of people felt Vicky had proved his worth as an actor way before 'Uri'. Or, maybe we're reading way too much into it.
Dear @vickykaushal09 ! Welcome to the 'actors' world. You are FANTASTIC in #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Real, gutsy and a performer. Remember!! You are your own competition. The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always.ðð pic.twitter.com/grlvt3QxSn— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 21, 2019
It was obviously a great gesture, something even Vicky himself acknowledged and appreciated.
Thank You so much Sir. Words of appreciation and encouragement from you mean a lot to me. Thank You! ðð https://t.co/qwisOkdihB— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 21, 2019
But, it's Twitter we're talking about and Anupam Kher still got trolled in the replies with people trying to remind the actor about Vicky's much-appreciated performances in so many of his previous movies.
Vicky Kaushal has always been an amazing actor. Since the 1st act.— Moujhuri Guha (@Megha25) January 21, 2019
#UriTheSurgicalStrike has given @vickykaushal09 stardom but he is class apart in all the movies he has done so far .. watch #Sanju, #raazi, #lovepersquarefeet and #Masan.. he is like a breath of fresh air, as non challant as @ajaydevgn— shalini gupta (@gshaloo) January 21, 2019
Okay, going right in.
Dear @vickykaushal09 ! Welcome to the 'BHAKT' world. You are FANTASTIC in #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Real, gutsy and a performer. Remember!! You are your own competition. The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. PEDDLE HATE AND DIVISION ALWAYS ðð— Raghu. (@BolRaghu) January 21, 2019
Have you watched or heard of Masaan, Raman Raghav, Raazi, Sanju?
Vicky is way better than you, considering his choice of films n their message. Atleast he signed a film with some educational value, unlike ua misleading # the accidental prime minister... a propaganda.— Rayees S (@rayeesray) January 21, 2019
hasn't Vicky been in the actors' world long enough already? been consistently good, film after film.— y v o n n e âï¸ (@Justa_Sojourner) January 21, 2019
"Welcome to the 'actors' world" is amusing. We have already seen @vickykaushal09 delivering high class performaces. I am afraid I can't say the same about @AnupamPKher who does try hard though. There is that fine line between great and good.— Vallabh Kargathra (@Kargathra_V) January 21, 2019
Isn't this a bit too harsh?
Oh yeah, before #Uri , Vicky did not exist and welcome him to the world of spineless bhakts ! His half a dozen films with some excellent mind blowing performances doesn't count who has shown more talented than you have in last 20 years ! Vicky know your friends well !— yaseengani (@YasPhysio) January 21, 2019
"Actors" world??? Make it make sense...I believe masaan itself was amazing beginning for him as an actor, p.s. After your accidentally horrible mimickery you should take sabbatical from "actor" world.— Ishani Mishraâ¡ï¸ (@IshaniMishra18) January 21, 2019
He really was great in that movie.
No appreciation of Vicky acting after sanju. It shows what mr Kher is stands for.— Ali MG (@aliasgarmg) January 21, 2019