The year 2019 began with a bang for cinema with the release of Uri: The Surgical Strike. The movie directed by Aditya Dhar struck a chord with the Indians with its patriotic theme and the re-imagination of an event that had made the nation all the more proud of the army. Vicky Kaushal starred in this actioner. The movie was not just a huge success but also gave the nation its current favourite motto."How's the Josh", replied with a "High Sir", became everyone's obsession. The dialogue used as a mean to pump up the army men by their seniors in the movie has earned cult status. But we only now learn that Vicky almost had the dialogue changed. Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, Ajay Devgn’s Total Dhamaal, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari – 7 Biggest Hits in the First Quarter of 2019, Ranked!
As per the latest reports, director Aditya has made this interesting but a little bit shocking revelation. The filmmaker who made his debut with Uri, revealed, “We first used the line during the Myanmar sequence. Two minutes before the camera started rolling, Vicky came up to me and asked me to change the line because somewhere he thought the ‘feel’ wasn’t coming through. I tried explaining that to motivate their team, army commanders use such lines as pep talk and we should give it a try.”
Well, thank God, the dialogue made it to the final cut. How's the josh? High Sir! Watch the trailer of Uri: The Surgical Strike once again:
Aditya's turn as a director has been 10 years in the making. All the projects he was set to debut before Uri, somehow went down the drain. He told DNA, "I was supposed to helm my first film in 2009. Then after that, I was supposed to direct for Vishal Bhardwaj in 2011. Then in 2013, for Karan Johar, and in 2016, I was about to direct a Fawad Khan-Katrina Kaif film,"
Aditya says that his mother's words of motivation kept him going all these years. Finally, when his debut movie, Uri, is in the top 10 list of highest grossing movies, the director credits it to his family’s blessings and his luck, just as much to his talent.