April 16, 2024


Actor Vicky Kaushal took to his Instagram recently to share pictures of his visit to Kolkata to watch the iconic derby match. Vicky Kaushal recently attended the historic Durand Cup 2023 derby match between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal FC in Kolkata. Vicky who will be soon seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur, was seen thoroughly enjoying the event. Organized by the Indian Army, this iconic football tournament holds the distinction of being the oldest in Asia. However, he attending the match has a connection to his onscreen character Sam Bahadur. How come?

Interestingly, Sam Manekshaw had also visited the Durand Cup decades ago and was closely involved with the tournament. We got our hands on some rare pictures capturing the legendary Sam Manekshaw’s visit to the Durand Cup grounds decades ago. In the pictures, he was seen interacting with the organizers and posing with players. Well, similarly, Vicky also visited Kolkata to attend the derby match.

The original picture of Sam Manekshaw at derby match

Vicky Kaushal attends derby match in Kolkata

The Raazi actor shared the pictures where he was also seen interacting with the players. We also got to see him posing with the officials. “What a great experience to watch the iconic derby match- East Bengal FC vs Mohun Bagan SG at the 132nd Durand Cup in Kolkata! It’s the oldest tournament in Asia and 3rd oldest in the world conducted by the Indian Army. FM Sam Manekshaw himself has graced the event in the past for multiple years to hand over the trophies to the winning teams. Honoured to have associated which such a great legacy!” He shared his experience on Instagram.

Image source: Vicky Kaushal Instagram

Not sure if he visited the place just to know about his character or wanted to be a part of it, it was a delight to see Vicky. He looked like a handsome hunk, wearing a classy black jacket and pants that he teamed with a white t-shirt. Vicky’s dense beard and curly hairdo have left us swooning. He looks like a visual treat to us.

Vicky Kaushal will be essaying the role of Sam Manekshaw in Sam Bahadur which is directed by Meghna Gulzar.

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