In an interview with DNA, when he was asked how did he get the role, the Masaan actor said, “I got a call from Karan (Johar) who asked me to come and meet Meghna (Gulzar) as she felt I was suitable for the part. She gave me a gist of the story, narrated two scenes and wanted me to film them so that she gets an idea of how Alia and I looked together. It was more like a screen test. Next day, I got a call from them and they told me I was on board for the film. I was bowled over after reading the script because rarely do you turn to the last page and feel ki yeh sachmuch hua tha? Do these people really exist who lives in ambiguity to protect their own countrymen? I feel that’s so selfless and brave of them as their duty demands that we don’t come to know of their heroism. It’s a story that the whole nation will be proud of.”

About his character in the film, Vicky revealed, “I would want you to see the film. That’s the beauty of the story. It’s not just an India-Pakistan story. It breaks the law and universal mindset that we have that people on this side are heroes and those on the other side are villains. It’s a more human story. I’m playing someone in the Pakistani army who loves his family. It’s where duty comes first and relationships are secondary. At such crossroads, the decisions you take not only affect your life but also your country’s future.”

Ask him if he wishes to play an out-and-out negative character, he answers, “Raazi blurs the lines between heroes and villains. Having said that, I would love to play an out-and-out villain. It’s exciting to be the antagonist.”

The film is set to release on May 11, 2018.