Vicky Kaushal says he has tried to break away from the stereotypical portrayal of Pakistani Army officers through his performance in ‘Raazi.’
The 29-year-old, who plays Iqbal, a Pakistani military man in Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film, says people have been “conditioned” to perceive the Army men from the neighbouring country as “crude” and “fanatic,” reports the Indian Express.
“We’ve been conditioned that way. We can’t pinpoint fingers at anyone. But that’s what was fun to do while playing the part. To try breaking the quintessential mould of the Army guy and the Pakistani guy. When we mix the two, an image always emerges – he would be crude, shrewd and a fanatic. Iqbal’s character breaks the image. That was the beauty of this role,” Kaushal told reporters in a group interview. “If we are able to dilute this question of how was it to play Pakistani man, it would be a win,” the star added.