Raazi: In 2018, Vicky Kaushal appeared in the critically acclaimed film Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar. Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat,’ the film is a fictionalized retelling of an undercover operation that took place prior to the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war. Kaushal played the role of a Pakistani Army officer named Iqbal Syed, who is unknowingly married to an Indian intelligence agent, Sehmat Khan, portrayed by Alia Bhatt. The film received widespread praise for its nuanced portrayal of patriotism, sacrifice, and love in the face of danger and uncertainty. Kaushal’s portrayal of Iqbal Syed was particularly lauded for its depth and authenticity.