- “I’m not chasing the plan now,” mentioned Vikrant Massey
- “Nobody survives without a plan,” he added
- “My plan is to go out there and entertain people,” he additionally mentioned
Actor Vikrant Massey says he’s a person with a plan and likewise with out one as he welcomes his future and no matter life has in retailer for him with open arms.
Massey, who started his journey on the small display screen with reveals corresponding to Dharam Veer and Balika Vadhu, is thought for bringing a quiet depth and sensitivity to his roles, making him one of the vital versatile performers of his technology.
The actor began his journey in movies with Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera and has given critically-lauded performances in motion pictures and reveals corresponding to A Death in the Gunj, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Chhapaak, Mirzapur and most recently Cargo.
In an interview with PTI, Massey mentioned like a lot of his contemporaries, he has a plan for his profession however he isn’t “chasing” it.
“In bits and pieces, yes (I have a plan). Nobody survives without a plan, but I’m not chasing the plan now. Now, that’s the thin line. If I want to break it down, my plan is to go out there and entertain people with good performances…
“But I have been right here and not using a plan and really early in my life, I realised this factor that how can my plans be higher than his plans, whoever is up there,” the actor said.
Massey said his journey in life and cinema has been beautiful so far.
“I have been blessed with higher tomorrows than todays. In retrospect, there are days when I look again and I at all times imagine that God has been form. So, I have not deliberate my life per se.”
“The little issues which are inside my management, I strive planning them however I’m somebody who’s very subservient in direction of the existence of one thing up there. So I would fairly go away it at that as a result of that journey has been lovely,” he said.
Massey choice of roles — be it the kindhearted Rana in Dil Dhadakne Do; bullied Shutu in A Death in the Gunj; activist Amol in Chhapaak or the reluctant gangster Bablu Pandit in Mirzapur — have always struck the right chord.
The actor said he makes an extra effort to get into the psyche of his characters to make them relatable for the audiences.
He stresses that there is no defined process to do what he is able to do with his characters but Massey wants people to carry the story with them when they finish watching his performances.
“There isn’t any one-size-fits-all methodology that I take it out of the field and apply. It relies upon from movie to movie however one of many causes is for individuals to sit down again and realise ‘Oh, you already know what? This man and the characters that he performs are relatable, honest and intense’.”
“It’s one thing that you simply need to take dwelling with you and doubtless sit again and talk about with a couple of associates. That is the true success, in keeping with me. I aspire to do this, not that I have already achieved it… It’s a steady course of… You’re failing, you are succeeding and attending to know your self extra with time,” Massey added.
At 33, the actor said that he has a long road ahead of him and he doesn’t want to overburden himself with expectations.
“I need to commit errors and be taught from my errors. I need to evolve as an individual, and develop from energy to energy.”
For the future, Massey, however, has one aspiration — to play a role that explores the darker aspects of his personality.
“I’m searching for the day when I get to play an antagonist as near Langda Tyagi (Saif Ali Khan’s character from Omkara). It may even kind of give me an opportunity to faucet different areas of my being as an actor that I have not come nose to nose but. I would love to do this.
“And then, there are so many more there. Also simultaneously, without taking the credit away from whoever is writing my destiny, the other parts that I would like to play, I’m doing some of them too.”
Massey most not too long ago featured in two Netflix motion pictures — Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Cargo.
He completes the hat-trick with one other function for the streamer, Ginny Weds Sunny that is essentially his first romantic comedy as a male lead.
The actor, who stars reverse Yami Gautam within the film, mentioned the movie was a “breather” from his intense roles.
“I was actually looking forward to doing something like this. Something as light as Ginny Weds Sunny because after A Death in the Gunj and Lipstick... and all the other things that I was doing simultaneously, I was really looking for a breather at work space.
“I had been doing fairly difficult, borderline morose and intense stuff. So I needed to do one thing like this, and this felt like the best script at the moment,” Massey said.
The actor is happy that the film, written by Navjot Gulati and Sumit Arora and directed by Puneet Khanna, has been received well by the viewers.
“I assume it was destined to be this fashion. With this pandemic, the final seven months have been so tough for the general public out and so to have an out-and-out, straightforward breezy household entertainer is nice for them.
“There have been so many messages appreciating the movie and video of people watching the film with their families. So, I’m glad you know that I took this call,” Massey mentioned.
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