Masaan, Raazi, Sanju, and now Manmarziyan — boy next door Vicky Kaushal has wowed the audience with his acting skills in every movie. And the story of Vicky’s journey into Bollywood will surely melt your heart.

Despite having an offer letter from an IT firm, the Raazi actor had a different plan. Recollecting those days, he shared the story in a post for Humans of Bombay. “During college, I decided to interview for an IT job just for the thrill of it. I wanted to experience the ‘nervousness’–wearing a tie & showing your resumé. I already knew that I wasn’t going into that profession, even when I got a job offer.”

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Vicky was determined to become an actor despite having financial problems. He said, “That’s why when I told him (father) I wanted to act – he said to be sure. Acting as a profession couldn’t be a ‘?’ for me. I needed to put 120% & not have a back up waiting. So I tore up that offer letter from the job & set out for auditions.”

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#Repost “During college, I decided to interview for an IT job just for the thrill of it. I wanted to experience the ‘nervousness’–wearing a tie & showing your resumé. I already knew that I wasn’t going into that profession, even when I got a job offer. My dad’s an action director & despite his hope that ‘Kaushal parivar ka chirag’ will get a 9-5 job with stability— I announced that I wanted to be an actor. But, I didn’t know struggle like my father had. He went into films to survive. When my mom married him – they lived in a small room, with a chattai & a chair. My father built everything from there. It wasn’t easy – he had to hunt for our next meal. So he made sure to let us know where each piece of furniture came from. That’s why when I told him I wanted to act – he said be sure. Acting as a profession couldn’t be a ‘?’ for me. I needed to put 120% & not have a back up waiting. So I tore up that offer letter from the job & set out for auditions. My 1st one was horrifying. It was for a small role & I realised how far from everything I was. On my way home, I was like ‘Vicky, ab toh tune job letter bhi phaad diya!’ I was afraid, but I literally couldn’t give up. So the next day, I set off to more auditions. I even started theatre & evolved as an actor. I wanted to learn the practicality. Finally Masaan released in 2015. That’s when my dad saw my performance on a big screen. He was so proud- when he got a phone call from a friend – saying ‘Vicky ke papa’ He called me in 10 mins boasting ‘you know what happened? Someone called me Vicky’s dad today!’ So that’s it. The journey from being my father’s son to him being Vicky’s dad was what gave me hope… things were changing. My happiest moment since then was when I 1st bought a car with my own money. When you’re younger, you say things like ‘I’ll have my own Mercedes someday!’ Never knowing when it’ll happen. So I took my mom to the show room & she said – ‘you remember when you were younger, you used to point out toy cars in shops? And today you’re making me sit in your car.’ She had teary eyes.That’s the moment I knew that I’ve retained my title as being the ‘Kaushal parivar ka chirag’ & I did it on my own terms.”

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And the proud moment for Vicky’s father was after Masaan was released. “Finally Masaan released in 2015. And that’s when my dad saw my performance on a big screen. He was really proud — when he got a phone call from one of his friends – saying ‘Vicky ke papa’ He called me in 10 mins saying ‘you know what happened? Someone called me Vicky’s dad today!”

On the work front, he was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan and has Karan Johar’s Takht in his kitty.