Bollywood is all about glamour, they say. While many actors struggle to show-off their exceptional histrionic skills, the others just stay in business with masala movies. Insiders believe that glamour is a formula to make the audience overlook an actor’s potential. However, some stars have managed to break these typical shackles and have earned themselves a deserved place in the showbiz world. Actor Vikrant Massey is one of them whose work is more expressive than the other contemporary young stars.
Vikrant’s persona of a next-door-boy makes him the favourite of the audience. The actor has portrayed an array of memorable characters without being typecast as the Bollywood hero. With his blooming charm, Vikrant has slowly yet steadily made it big into the Hindi film industry. And as the actor celebrates his 34th birthday today (April 3), it’s the right time to applaud his unique yet effective style of performing.
So, here’s taking a look at five reasons that make Vikrant Massey an emerging superstar of Indian Cinema.
Range Of Different Characters
Actor Vikrant Massey has some interesting projects under his name. Be it on the small screens, movies, or the OTT, he has essayed many relatable yet charismatic characters. From playing Shutu in Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death In The Gunj to portraying someone who nursing his own heartbreak in Broken But Beautiful, Massey has managed to stay relevant as an actor.
The actor’s filmography has been a treat for the audience and hence within no time, Vikrant has become everyone’s favourite. Be it dreamy tales to nail-biting dramas, the actor has always impressed the masses with his exquisite performances.
From TV To Big Screens
Before making it big into the cinema, Vikrant was a household name due to his contribution to Indian television. From playing Shyam in Balika Vadhu to Ayaan in Qubool Hai, he has played some norm-breaking male characters on the small screens. Furthermore, he starred on the big screens by playing a couple of supporting characters in films like Half Girlfriend and Dil Dhadakne Do.
Vikrant’s career took a leap after an exceptional performance in A Death In The Gunj. And since then the actor has starred in many mind-blowing dramas of parallel cinema.
Craft Of Subtlety
Scout through every character of Massey and the constant factor is subtlety in his act. While most of the Indian films are narrative-oriented, Massey played well along with it with his expressive acts. There are not many remarkable dialogues he is known for instead Massey chooses silence to speak for itself. Be it his distressed character in the film Half Full or his introverted personality in Cargo.
Not many actors can pull off such roles with that intensity. It is Vikrant’s craft of subtlety that makes him a masterful performer.
Not The Massy Hero
While other actors of his age chose the mainstream way to be in the limelight, Vikrant Massey is greatly contributing to Bollywood’s fading parallel cinema. Vikrant is not the massy hero who carries a heroic persona every time. His characters are more relatable sans the typical heroism. He can either impress you with his next-door-boy charm or by delivering some mind-bending performances though dark characters.
Viukrant’s character of Veer in Broken But Beautiful stands as an example of his understated which not many mainstream heroes can take up.
Choice Of Scripts
Actor Vikrant Massey has managed to entertain and intrigue the audience with his choice of stories. All the projects of Massey prove that script is an essential factor for him. Talking about his cinematic venture spanning five years, the actor always comes up with a treat for the fans. In the glamourous world of Bollywood, an actor looking for conceptual scripts is nothing less than hope for the movie-buffs.
And these are few reasons that prove Vikrant Massey is an emerging superstar. We raise a toast to this brilliant actor and wish him a very exciting and fulfilling year ahead.
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