Updated December 16th, 2023 at 20:21 IST
After 12th Fail box office success, Vikrant Massey talks about being 'replaceable' in showbiz
Vikrant who is enjoying the success of his movie 12th Fail has acknowledged that he is 'irreplaceable' and that showbiz doesn't discriminate based on religion.
Vikrant Massey is currently basking in the box office success of his recently released film 12th Fail. This low-budget movie came out of the syllabus for the audiences and earned over Rs 65 crore globally. The actor who featured in some of the critically acclaimed movies still feels that he’s easily replaceable.
Why does Vikrant Massey think he’s replaceable?
In a recent interview with ANI, the host recalled Vikrant’s old quotes about the film industry. He had said, “I think it is one of the most democratic, robust, progressive communities. I won't call it a family though.” Standing by the same, the Chhapaak actor shared that he will still not call showbiz a family.
He said, “There are thousands of actors who want to take my part. Do they really wish well for me? Am I irreplaceable? No. I mean, if I break a leg, somebody else is gonna come and take my place and start shooting the next four days.” The host added, “It's also a place where I think caste and religion didn't matter.”
Vikrant immediately added, “Never. On a shooting set, what is the caste, what is the religion, what is its orientation, from what background it comes, from the village, from the city, it doesn't actually matter.”
Vikrant talks about 12th Fail’s success
Vikrant shared with the host that not the box office success but what matters to him is the critical acclaim of a few people to whom he wanted to reach out. He added, “The lines are also getting blurred and the best case study in this case is 12th fail. The idea is to have a good film, to have a film which has a certain sense of an archival value. That is success for me. But if the money keeps rolling with good content, why not?”
When asked about how he prepares for his role, Vikrant shared, “It's been almost 20 years since I've worked professionally. But I have no answer. But I know one thing that resonates is what I am looking for.” On the work front, Massey will be next seen in Yaar Jigri, Sector 36 and Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba.
Published December 16th, 2023 at 20:21 IST