Vijay Varma on being cast for Gully Boy, “and then things started to fall in place”

Being where he is today has not been an easy journey for talented actor, Vijay Varma. He has often opened up about his struggle to be an actor.

Talking about bagging Gully Boy when he was at a low point of his career in an interview recently, Vijay shared, “I got called by the casting agent and they said we want to test you for a part. And I was at that stage in life when I was the lowest”.

With rejections in auditions and his one big film coming and going without a trace had put him at its lowest until his talent was finally recognised.

He continued, “So I was at the lowest low when this casting call came, and I went and I did it and in a month’s time I had the part. I went through another round with Zoya, where she recorded me and then things started to fall in place.”

Moeen Bhai is one of the most remembered characters till date. Vijay opens up on what changed for him after Gully Boy as he said, “There were several very minor changes that affected me not just professionally but gave me a certain kind of confidence, a certain kind of a idea about who I am and what In capable of. So those were very personal achievements I felt.”

Ever since, the actor has not looked back and has been on a trajectory to success. With 7 releases in the year of the pandemic alone, he was just recently seen in one of the most watched series of India currently, Ok Computer.

He also has Darlings with Alia Bhatt, Fallen with Sonakshi Sinha and Hurdang with Nushrratt Bharuccha and Sunny Kaushal in the lineup all of which see him as the leading face.