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Chhapaak actor Vikrant Massey on 'nepotism in Bollywood'; says 'I do not regret being an outsider'

By Navjot Bains . 6th July 2020 04:22pm
Chhapaak actor Vikrant Massey on 'nepotism in Bollywood'; says 'I do not regret being an outsider'


Vikrant Massey has opened up about the ongoing nepotism debate. The actor made his Bollywood debut seven years ago with Lootera, after working in the television industry for almost ten years. Vikrant revealed that while it was not an easy transition from TV to films, he feels lucky to have had things easier than expected.


Vikrant, who was last seen in Chhapaak alongside Deepika Padukone in a pivotal role, opened up about insiders vs outsiders debate. Massey said that no matter who you are, you have to prove yourself. He also added, "Life is all about choices. I hoped to break the mould and get noticed in films, which is why I chose to be part of good films and work with talented makers, even if my roles were small. Being an outsider, you have no one to guide you, so you have to rely on your wits. There are no second chances there."


Vikrant Massey added that he was willing to do it because he knew he has something unique in him which would be recognised by the filmmakers. Talking about nepotism, he said that it is a paradoxical situation today, nepotism is a part of the industry but ultimately survival is because of talent. He said that he started doing TV at the age of 17. Vikrant Massey continued that he compromised on his college attendance and even went on to opt for distant education, as he wanted to earn money. He further said that after he worked in TV for 10 years, he felt he had earned a lot of money and it was time for him to quit TV.

Talking about his career, Vikrant Massey said that the kind of films he is getting right now, he feels good to be a part of such amazing movies. He continued that he feels that he has not even started doing the kind of work he wanted to do. He wants to consistently deliver good performances and build trust, added Vikrant.


Vikrant Massey was last seen in the movie Chhapaak. He was featured alongside Deepika Padukone. The actor would next be seen in a family drama Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi. Vikrant will also star in sci-fi movie Cargo and comedy satire Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare. He is also set to feature in Ginny Weds Sunny and Haseen Dillruba.