Vikrant Massey Shares His Bit On The Insider vs The Outsider Debate
Vikrant Massey graced the MW’s August 2021 cover and talked about his journey over the years. One such interesting question that has been going on in the industry has been the debate of insider vs outsider.
When asked about whether the industry has become more welcoming of the newcomers and TV actors, the actor says, ” Absolutely. We are one of the most democratic institutions in the country. I know there’s this debate of nepotism, the insider v/s outsider, and my take on it is very different. I do not second it at all. You only tell me, what is my background? Zero. How am I sitting here? It is because I created certain opportunities for myself, and those opportunities have been recognised by people who didn’t even know me.” The actor who started his journey from television shows such as Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Balika Vadhu and then entered the cinemas with Lootera as Ranveer Singh’s best friend Dev, has paved his way into the industry, making him one of the busiest stars today.
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He continues: “The idea is to be good and relevant. I won’t take names, but there are so many people who have sons, daughters, and relatives that have gotten opportunities, but what have they done with it? When I was playing the hero’s friend, there were people who knew I deserved better, and they didn’t even know me. Those people have given me my life’s opportunities. I am so proud of this fraternity; it is absolutely democratic and welcoming. If you have done something, they will stand and applaud you.”
Coming to the upcoming projects, Massey will be seen in Forensic with Radhika Apte, Mumbaikar, Love Hostel and has signed some other exciting films.