Vicky Kaushal, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming film based on the Uri terrorist attack, shared in social media a glimpse of his preparation for the film. As seen in the trailer, the actor is playing the role of an Indian Army officer for which he was required to gain 15kg weight. The Masaan actor’s trainer, Rakesh Udiyar, made sure he looked a complete Vihaan Singh Shergill, his on-screen character.

Vicky Kaushal posted a video on his social media and wrote, “A glimpse into my prep for URI. Not just me… me, along with a team of 20 other wonderful actors who gave their everything to the film. Big shout out to all my co actors, trainers and coaches… @rakeshudiyar ,Mangesh, @amol_kyatam @vickyarora @karannagari_mma #AtulMongia, ‘The Sikh Regiment’ @indianarmy.adgpi and the captain of the ship @adityadharfilms for giving me the most stimulating time as an artist. #URITheSurgicalStrike releases on 11thJan2019”

In the video, director Aditya Dhar revealed how the actor left no stones unturned. Kaushal trained for 18 hours a day. They also went for a boot camp training, which helped them learn things like how to use guns, crawl, and understand a soldier’s psyche.

Uri is based on the 2016 surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in retaliation to a terror attack in Kashmir’s Uri.

Produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar, the film has Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.

The film is slated to release on 11 January 2019.