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Vikrant Massey Birthday: Throwback to When the Actor was Rejected for not Being 'Hero Material'

Vikrant Massey Birthday: Throwback to When the Actor was Rejected for not Being ‘Hero Material’

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Vikrant Massey Birthday: Throwback to When the Actor was Rejected for not Being 'Hero Material'

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April 3 marks the 36th birthday of '12th Fail' actor Vikrant Massey. On this occasion, let's take a look at the actor's inspiring journey from the small screen to the big screen. His latest performance in '12th Fail' earned him critical acclaim and public recognition. Although Vikrant Massey has never delved deeply into the early struggles of his acting career, he once opened up about some of the challenges he faced while transitioning into film. Here's what the actor revealed.

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Vikrant Massey Birthday: Throwback to when the actor was rejected for not being 'hero material'

In the interview, Vikrant talked about the time he was auditioning for roles in Bollywood movies. Vikrant faced rejection multiple times during this period, sometimes accompanied by humiliation or demeaning comments.

Recalling one incident, the actor shared, 'I was told to my face I am not quintessential hero material. I am not the good-looking guy with biceps. Yeh sab sunke aapki himmat toot jaati hai. These comments weren't positive, and I took it personally. I was angry, but I used that anger to prove these people wrong. As an actor, I had over 10 years of experience in TV, but that wasn't counted. You have to start from scratch, and you have to adapt as these two are different mediums with different priorities.'

Vikrant Massey talks about his determination and inspiration behind it

Fans of Massey are well aware of his struggles. The actor initially gained recognition for his role in the popular television series Balika Vadhu. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with the movie Lootera. Vikrant has since appeared in several films, including Dil Dhadakne Do, A Death in the Gunj, and Lipstick Under My Burqa. In 2020, he landed his first lead role in the film Chhapaak, co-starring with Deepika Padukone.

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Speaking about his inspiration for his unwavering determination to make it to the big screen, Vikrant said, 'When I saw Irrfan's performance in Maqbool (2003), I decided that's the kind of work I want to do. I have grown up admiring actors like Balraj Sahni, Naseeruddin Shah, and now, Rajkummar Rao. Some actors want to be like Hrithik Roshan, while some aspire to be like Irrfan Sahab. You need to know what you want. Having family and friends around who you can rely on helps a great deal. They make sure you don't get carried away. I cannot stress enough on the importance of having the right people around.'

Currently, Vikrant Massey is gearing up for his next film titled 'The Sabarmati Report' to be released on March 3, 2024.

Radio City wishes Vikrant a very happy birthday!

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