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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 20:09 IST

Vikrant Massey opens up about nepotism debate in Bollywood: If you're not good at work...

"If you are not good at work, you will be immediately shown the door in this industry," Vikrant Massey said in a recent interview.

Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey | Image:X
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Vikrant Massey is basking in the success of his recently released film 12th Fail, which became a sleeper hit at the box office. Now, the actor opened up about the nepotism debate in the industry and said "It is a merit-based institution". Vikrant added that it is in every field and if you are not good at work, you will be "immediately shown the door".

Vikrant Massey's take on the nepotism debate in Bollywood

Speaking to ANI, Vikrant sent out the message to those who all talk about nepotism in the entertainment industry. He said, "Log nepotism ki baat karte hain (people talk about nepotism) but mai logon se kehta hu even a shopkeeper in Chandni Chowk would not go out to search for someone to sit in the shop; he would ask his son only."

(A file photo of Vikrant Massey | Image: Instagram)
(A file photo of Vikrant Massey | Image: Instagram)

He added that it is in every field and if you are someone's daughter or son then you get ample opportunities. However, "if you are not good at work, you will be immediately shown the door in this industry."

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(A file photo of Vikrant Massey | Image: Instagram)
(A file photo of Vikrant Massey | Image: Instagram)

Vikrant Massey calls the film industry challenging and competitive

In the same interview, Vikrant called the industry "challenging" and busted the misconception that things are easy here, he shared that he has seen many people coming from financially stable backgrounds and sharing a room with "6-6" people to make their two ends meet.

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"I have seen many people coming from North India; jinki apni kothiya hai, they left them and came here. I have seen them sleeping with 6-6 people. So, there is a misconception that things are easy here. It is a very democratic community. It is a very robust and progressive community but it is not a family. It is a very competitive industry. There are thousands of actors who want to take my place. Do they wish well for me? Or am I irreplaceable? No. If I break my leg, someone else will come and take my place and start shooting in the next 4 days, and that is how competitive it is."

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 20:09 IST

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