Vicky Kaushal had asked me to change the line ‘How’s the Josh?: Uri director Aditya Dhar
Vicky Kaushal received a lot of praise for his performance in Uri: The Surgical Strike, the film about the strikes carried out by the Indian army against suspected militants in Pakistan in 2016. Interestingly, while the film has reportedly earned a little over 336 crores, director Aditya Dhar recently revealed that Vicky Kaushal had actually asked him to change one of the most iconic dialogues of the film.
While Vicky received many accolades for the film, the dialogue “How’s The Josh?” also became really popular after the movie released. However, Aditya said while they were filming the scenes, Vicky had approached him and suggested that he should probably consider changing it because the actor wasn’t getting the ‘feel’ of it. Aditya said he told Vicky it is one of the dialogues which army commanders use to motivate their team, so they should probably give it a try. It wasn’t too surprising when Aditya also revealed that as soon as Vicky said the dialogue, 30 crew members got goosebumps listening to it.
The 36-year-old director also said that the dialogue has an interesting story and goes back to the time when he used to visit the Army Club in Delhi with his friends. A former Army commander used to make all the children stand in a queue and ask them the famous question and whoever said it the loudest and the best, would get a bar of chocolate. Interestingly, Aditya used to be the one to win it most of the times and it is that particular memory that stuck with him and he was able to use it in the film.