Vicky Kaushal has been actively promoting his upcoming film The Great Indian Family which will release in theatres on September 22. The actor revealed during an interaction, that he completed filming for The Great Indian Family long before he began work on Govinda Naam Mera (2022) and Zara Hatke Zara Bachke. Filming for the movie was completed between November 2020 and February 2021, in between the first and second wave of the pandemic.
Calling the film a therapeutic experience after the emotionally demanding Sardar Udham (2021) Kaushal said, “I shot for the film before Govinda Naam Mera and Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, which are also light outings,”
The Great Indian Family is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has helmed action films like Tashan (2008), Dhoom 3 (2013) and Thugs of Hindostan (2018).
When asked he was expecting the script of an action film from Acharya, Kaushal revealed, “Oh, I must tell you what happened! When Yash Raj Films and Victor (as Acharya is called by his colleagues) offered me the film, I was very excited to do some kickass action. They gave me the script to read. I was reading it and came to the interval point, and found that there was not even one thappad (slap) in the story so far! I was perplexed! I then realized that it was a great story but there was not going to be any action!”
The Great Indian Family also stars Manushi Chhillar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Yashpal Sharma, Sadiya Siddiqui, Alka Amin, Srishti Dixit, Bhuvan Arora, Aasif Khan, Ashutosh Ujjwal, and Bharti Perwani. The film is directed by Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner.