"I'm a director's actor!" - Vikrant Massey

It is a big day for Vikrant Massey as his debut film Lootera released today. With the film and his role in it getting wide acclaim, Vikrant is set to take on more challenging offers in the near future.

Friday, July 05, 2013 | 6:27:50 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Even as his debut film Lootera released today with top star ratings, Vikrant stays grounded as he continues shooting for his Television serial Qubool Hai on Zee TV where he plays the character of the parallel main lead, Ayaan Khan. This is not the first time he has tasted success, this talented actor has been popular with his roles in Balika Vadhu and Baba Aiso Varr Dhundo. High and happy with the response he has got for the film and especially his role, Vikrant is planning to watch the film again with his friends today evening. We catch the good looking young man and talk to him about the film and moreā€¦

Lootera is your debut movie, why did you chose this film as your debut?

There were nearly 8000 to 10000 people who had auditioned for the role of Devdas, who is Varun's (Ranveer Singh) friend in the film. I too had auditioned for the film but initially they had chosen someone else for the role. However, two weeks before the actual shoot was to start, they called me and I was the lucky one to ultimately bag the role! So, I would say that the movie chose me and not vice versa!

Your role in the film shows you as Dev Anand's fan and even your character's name is Dev. Are you a Dev Anand fan in real life too and how did you prepare for the role?

I really did not prepare or research for my role as such. I had full faith in my director Vikramaditya Motwane. He is one master craftsman and I just let myself loose and followed his instructions. I am a director's actor and feel that every actor should be one. I have not watched a single black and white film of the old era since I started watching films only from the '90s. I have not even seen a single Dev Anand film except for the film Baazi as I had to use that as a reference for my character.

How was it working with Ranveer and Sonakshi Sinha during the shooting of Lootera?

The entire experience was excellent. Ranveer and Sonakshi are the finest co-actors one could have. We were all in the same age category too. While me and Sonakshi are almost the same age and Ranveer is a bit elder to us, so we bonded well and had a good time shooting together.

Which was your most memorable scene in the movie?

We were shooting in Purulia where the temperature was around 40 plus degrees and very hot. We were shooting the scene where I had to address the farmers who are called in to dig around the temple ground and that is my favorite and most memorable scene. I gave around 30 retakes for this scene as I just couldn't get it right. However, now when the scene appears on screen it looks so effortless and evokes laughter at the right place!

We see many Television actors coming in as main leads in Hindi films. Don't you want to do bigger roles?

My focus is to do good work, even if it is in the form of a small role. I will do it as long as it is meaty enough and there is substance in it. For my work in Lootera, I have got critical acclaim from the entertainment industry as well as from the film critics so I am happy that in my first film itself my work has been appreciated. For me quality work done sincerely and honestly matters a lot and I hope that these film makers who have noticed my work will understand this and offer me roles in the future. From my part, I will be giving auditions and waiting for a good opportunity.

So, what next?

I will start shooting for my next film this September. It is directed by Nigam Bomzan who has been the Director of Photography for films like Jism 2 and Blood Money. I play the 2nd lead in this as yet untitled film which should release next year. It is an unbelievable character and I hope to stand up to the expectations of my director who has full faith in me.

You also are a trained dancer, will we see you in any of the dance reality shows on Indian Television?

As of now, I have no plans to take part in any dance reality or any other reality shows as I am an actor, an artist who portrays various roles and characters and would not want to reveal my personal side in front others! However, if I get a film related to dance I would certainly do it.

Your love life has always been full of mystery and suspense when it comes to your girlfriend. Can you tell us something more about her?

Well, I am a very private person. I like to keep my personal life aside from my professional one. I only want to say that I am in a relationship and feel very happy about it. However, currently work is my only priority and I want to focus on my career!

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Posted on: 27 July 2013 at 4:22am
Oye hw can I not comment on this..Viks u was fab in Lootera and all the things that u have done...U are certainly a directors actor n we love ur effoetless acting...

Thanks IF for posting this Article..
Vikrant All the BEst for ur future project..U r too good as Ayaan n Miss U as Murli...

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 1:49am
Vikrant your acting is amazing strong and apealing. You are an actor who really show justice to your roles. Your short performance in qubool hai has brought more weightage. Films or tv serials an actor is an actor anywhere. Keep going,,bro..,

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Posted on: 09 July 2013 at 5:02am
Vikrant massey you are am amazing actor keep the the great work

Love youu

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Posted on: 08 July 2013 at 12:07am
Qubool Hai rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vikrant Massey... doing good..
Karan Singh Grover (Asad Ahmed Khan) & Surbhi Jyoti (Zoya Farooqui) best couple..

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Posted on: 07 July 2013 at 6:26am
Watched Looters. Good movie. Good performance by Vikrant.

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Posted on: 07 July 2013 at 5:53am
Superb actor...and congrats on the success of lootera...
All the best Vikrant

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Posted on: 06 July 2013 at 10:52pm
Such a grounded person...most lack the level-headedness he has... Adore him since long.. A fine actor with a brilliant persona! All d best vikrant!
PS lv u as Ayan...
QH rocks :))

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Posted on: 06 July 2013 at 7:39pm
Loving u as aayan and im loving ayra!! Cannot wait to see urs and ketki kadams scenes!!

Qubool Hai is the best

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Posted on: 06 July 2013 at 2:38pm
I'm only interested in watching this movie for Vikrant Massey.
Love Qubool Hai

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Posted on: 06 July 2013 at 11:37am
Qubool Hai Rocks! AsYa Rocks! Ayra too !
Surbhi Jyoti, KSG, Vikrant Massey, Kekti Kadam ALL ROCK !

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