After winning the best actor award at the 66th National Film Awards for Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal took social media to dedicate his big win to his parents. He expressed his happiness and wrote,
“Words might fall short to describe the happiness I’m feeling right now. For my work to be recognised by the honourable National Film Awards Jury is truly a moving moment for me and my family. I wish to thank each and every member of the jury committee for finding me worthy of the prestigious Best Actor Award for my work in URI-The Surgical Strike. I’m also very happy to be sharing the award with someone whom I admire, both as a person and as an actor. Ayushmann, congratulations brother!”
Vicky concluded his note by dedicating his win to his parents and wrote,
“I wish to dedicate this Award to my parents, to every member of Team URI, to our nation and to our armed forces who put their lives on the line each day, come rain or storm. Thank You!”
Uri: The Surgical Strike directed by Aditya Dhar, was based on the surgical strike, that was carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, in accord to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri. Where Vicky essayed the role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill in the film.