Actor Vikrant Massey became popular by doing the film ‘A Death In The Gunj’ directed by Konkona Sen Sharma in which he played the character of Shuttu whose frail mental health spirals towards the end of the movie. The actor was praised for portraying the character and said that it is because of the movie that he gained more recognition in the film industry.
Speaking to SpotBoyE, Vikrant told “Shutu from A Death In The Gunj will always be very, very special to me. I got a second lease of life because of that. I had convinced myself to happily go back to television, earn loads of money, get more famous… But had A Death In The Gunj not happened, I would not have been here”.
Vikrant spoke about the comparisons made between two male actors in a show or film, by referring to his previous show ‘Broken But Beautiful’, in which Sidharth Shukla played the show’s third season. “I think some comparisons are not at all valid. When we talk about Broken But Beautiful, I was a part of the first two installments of the show. The third season was Sidharth’s first. I have read people comparing us, and I think that’s completely unfair to him, me, the makers of the show and even to the audience. We anyway have a completely different style of working. These comparisons are really not required there. As far as comparisons between Harshvardhan and me are concerned, I really don’t think much about it”, he said.
Vikrant was also compared to the South Indian actor Fahadh Faasil. He told,”As far as Fahadh Faasil is concerned, I love it. I am a big fan of Fahadh myself. Yeh toh thoda stressful bhi hai yaar. There’s this pressure to at least live up to the comparison. He’s an institution. I am humbled by the comparison. Truly”.