In the last few weeks, the debate surrounding nepotism has gained momentum in Bollywood. ‘Chhapaak’ actor Vikrant Massey recently opened up on whether nepotism exists in the film industry and how he dealt with it.
‘A Death in the Gunj’ actor also recalled how once he was nominated for an award but ironically wasn’t invited to the event. Read on to know the details.
Recently, actor Kunal Kemmu had shared a cryptic tweet about getting an opportunity and earning love on the basis of one’s merit. He had shared that tweet after being snubbed by an OTT platform. Replying to that tweet, Massey had written, “Fair & Lovely se Fair to hate diya….Par yeh system kab Fair yoga???”
Fair & Lovely se FAIR toh hata diya…
Par yeh system kab FAIR hoga??? https://t.co/fBYeM0ICij
— Vikrant Massey (@VikrantMassey) June 30, 2020
Elaborating his thought behind that tweet, Vikrant told Hindustan Times, “That was about the hierarchical system in the industry and making a film with a popular star is alright as film-making is a business, after all. But with regards to the tweet, I was saying that the other actors should have been invited as well. It has happened to me too. I remember, I was nominated for the Best Actor Jury category in a popular award function, but wasn’t invited to the event. So, should I be hurt by that? No. It doesn’t matter to me kyunki system hi aisa hai. I am only focused on work.”
And sharing his thoughts on the nepotism debate the ‘Lootera’ actor shared, “Nepotism exists everywhere. One might get a few chances, but you have to prove yourself. There are a number of insiders, who didn’t get film offers after a few of their films flopped. Life is all about choices. Being an outsider, you have no one to guide you, so you have to rely on your wits. There are no second chances there.”
After entering Bollywood, Vikrant has been part for critically acclaimed and commercially successful films like ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘Half Girlfriend’, ‘A Death in the Gunj’, ‘Lootera’ and ‘Chhapaak’ to name few.