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Vicky Kaushal Turns 34: 5 Little-Known Facts About The Uri Star

Author: : Sharan Sanil

#1 - He's Got a Phobia of Water

Image Credits: @vickykaushal09/Instagram

Image Credits: @vickykaushal09/Instagram

Definetly one of his biggest challenges for 2019's Bhoot: Part One, Kaushal has repeatedly addressed his fear of water in interviews. According to the actor, he has tried and failed to learn swimming several times - unable to get past this handicap even while learning with kids half his size.

#2 - Vicky Nearly Skipped Uri

Image Credits: @vickykaushal09/Instagram

Image Credits: @vickykaushal09/Instagram

Speaking to Film Companion, the actor once revealed that he nearly passed on what's become one of his most iconic films. "Uri was something I was gonna skip. In the middle of shooting Raazi, I read the film, maybe I was tired. I went to work the next day not feeling connected to it," he said. In the end, Vicky's father Sham Kaushal managed to get him onboard.

#3 - He's Still Best Friends With His Engineering Buddies

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Image Credits: @vickykaushal09/Instagram

Despite graduating way back in 2005, Kaushal has kept his closest circle the same - a core group comprising of RGIT grads Abhishek, Kaustubh, and Amol. "My closest friends are from my engineering days. They are my buddies, they are my life. They are my family. They know me before all of this happened,  before I even dreamt of becoming an actor," he revealed to MensXP.

#4 - Vicky's Father Sham was an 80's Bollywood Stuntman

Image Credits: @shamkaushal09/Instagram

Image Credits: @shamkaushal09/Instagram

Performing and eventually taking up action direction and stunt coordination duties, Vicky's father Sham Kaushal has a pretty impressive resume - having managed stunts for everything from Don to Devdas and even Krrish. Despite this background, Vicky says that films had little to do with his early years. "we would never discuss anything related to films. I was an industry kid but was never brought up like one."

#5 - As a Child, Vicky Once Swallowed a Screw

Image Credits: @shamkaushal09/Instagram

Image Credits: @shamkaushal09/Instagram

On Neha Dhupia's No Filter Neha podcast, Kaushal revealed a surprising, if dangerous story from his childhood. While vacationing in Punjab with his mother and brother, the actor got a little too curious for his own good when he came across a small metal screw.  "I was playing with it, trying to lick it and taste the metal," he narrated, revealing he ended up swallowing it!