"it really accentuates your insecurities and inferiorities."
Vicky Kaushal spoke about his struggling days in Bollywood when he unsuccessfully took part in lots of auditions for roles.
He also revealed that at the time, he did not have a “safety net” or a “plan B”.
Vicky admitted that he had insecurities when he competed with “hundreds and thousands of people” wanting the same role.
Vicky explained: “When you start giving auditions, you realise where you stand.
“Because you are competing with hundreds and thousands of people who want the same job.
“You go and stand in queues with hundreds of other actors.
“And actors who are very good actors and you’re sitting in rooms with some people who are doing a far better job than you.
“Sometimes, it kind of takes a toll on you and it really accentuates your insecurities and inferiorities.
“Then you have to keep surpassing that every day of your life till you get that job, you do good in that and then your confidence starts building up.
“What people don’t realise is that if I’ve cracked 10 auditions, I’ve actually failed in 1,000 auditions.
“I got rejected in thousand auditions but I got selected in 10 but what is visible is only the 10 opportunities that I got, and everyone thinks ‘he got it easily’.
“I had no option. I knew I don’t have any safety net and if I fall from here, it’s straight on the ground because I have nothing in the pedal.
“So having no plan B also gives you a lot of strength.”
Vicky Kaushal is coming off the release of Sardar Udham, which is based on the life of revolutionary Sardar Udham Singh, the man responsible for avenging the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Singh assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab at the time.
Although the film received mixed reviews, Vicky’s performance was widely praised for his portrayal of Sardar Udham Singh.
A special screening of the film went viral when he was spotted hugging rumoured girlfriend Katrina Kaif.
Vicky Kaushal has a number of projects lined up.
He will be seen in the superhero action film The Immortal Ashwatthama, directed by Aditya Dhar.
There had been rumours that the film was shelved, however, Vicky dismissed this, saying that production has just been delayed.
Other projects in the works include Takht, Mr Lele and Sam Bahadur. Vicky also has an untitled film with Sara Ali Khan.