Vikrant Massey, the actor who is a very good example of making a smooth transition from television to the films. The actor first impressed the audience by his fine acting in the TV shows like Balika Vadhu, Babo Aiso Varr Dhoondo and Qubool Hai.
Then Vikrant made his debut in the film industry with the film Lootera in 2013. He says that whatever he is today is because of the audience who gave him so much love and appreciation.
Vikrant was last seen in the Mohit Suri’s flick Half Girlfriend where he played an integral part of being Arjun Kapoor(Madhav Jha’s) friend.
Vikrant’s latest is actor-turned-director Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death In The Gunj, where he plays a more central role. “I didn’t choose the part. I just wanted to work with Konkona, to be very honest. She liked my work in Lootera and we worked on Lipstick Under My Burkha together. And maybe that’s why Konkona thought to cast me in this important role where I need to play protagonist of the story.The entire story is through this boy’s point of view. He’s a very sensitive guy”- Vikrant said.
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“I had always wanted to be an actor and I always wanted to act in films. Television happened because it had to happen. I have always admired Mr. Naseeruddin Shah, Mr. Anupam Kher, the late Om Puri ji and Amitabh Bachchan. I have always wanted to do something like them. As I said earlier, be it television or films, people have been very, very kind.”
The movie A Death in the Gunj stars Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tilotama Shome, Jim Sarbh, Gulshan Devaiah, Om Puri and Tanuja. The film is set in the town of McCluskieganj,Bihar during the winter of 1979. The movie starts where a family holiday takes a twist when the guests start playing with the spirits. It is nothing tangible but insinuates its way into the group until the holiday ends in an implosion, resulting in an unavoidable event.
Cast of the movie are as follows:
Vikrant Massey as Shyamlal Chatterjee (Shutu)
Ranvir Shorey as Vikram
Kalki Koechlin as Mitali (Mimi)
Tillotama Shome as Bonnie
Gulshan Devaiah as Nandan Bakshi (Nandu)
Tanuja as Anupama Bakshi (Aunty)
Om Puri as O.P Bakshi (Uncle)
Jim Sarbh as Brian
Arya Sharma as Tani
A Death in the Gunj movie was launched by Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj at a press conference on 13 January 2016. The film’s World premiere took place at the 21st annual 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2016. Its Asian premiere was held at the 21st Busan International Film Festival on 7 October 2016. It was chosen as the Opening Film for the 18th Mumbai Film Festival where it was screened on 21 October 2016 and where director Konkona Sensharma received the ‘MasterCard Best India Female Filmmaker 2016 Award’. A Death in the Gunj also had its US premiere as the Opening Film of its 13th South Asian International Film Festival on the night of 30 November 2016. The film is set to release in Indian theatres on June 2, 2017.