Before the release of ’12th Fail’, Vikrant Massey reminisces about Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s candid remark: “Many people don’t know you.”
Celebrating 100 days of ’12th Fail,’ Vikrant Massey opens up about his transformative journey. The actor shares insights from a candid conversation with director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, emphasizing his perseverance in the industry.
Vikrant Massey, renowned for his nuanced performances, has garnered widespread acclaim for his role in the film “12th Fail,” which recently celebrated its remarkable milestone of completing 100 days in theatres. Reflecting on this significant achievement, Massey shared insights from his journey, particularly recalling a pivotal conversation with director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Massey recounted how Chopra candidly conveyed to him the reality of his relatively low profile in the industry despite a decade-long tenure. He quoted Chopra as saying, “Tujhe koi nahin janta… bahut saare log tujhe nahin jante iske bawajood tu kaam kar raha hai itne salo se,” emphasizing Massey’s perseverance amidst relative obscurity.
The actor acknowledged “12th Fail” as a transformative chapter in his career, citing it as a “restart moment” afforded by the opportunity to collaborate with a visionary director on a compelling narrative. Massey elaborated on the profound impact of the experience, highlighting the invaluable learning curve and personal growth he underwent during the intensive 2.5-year journey on set.
Having commenced his career with notable television shows like “Dharam Veer” and “Balika Vadhu,” Massey transitioned seamlessly to the silver screen, earning praise for his supporting roles in acclaimed films such as “Lootera” and “Dil Dhadakne Do.”
“12th Fail” resonates with audiences as it delves into the trials and aspirations of UPSC aspirants, drawing inspiration from real-life events. Based on Anurag Pathak’s novel, the film offers a poignant portrayal of the struggles faced by millions of students vying for success in the challenging UPSC entrance exam. Massey portrays the character of a young man from Chambal, driven by the dream of joining the police force, encapsulating the resilience and determination emblematic of the human spirit.
Massey’s portrayal in “12th Fail” not only underscores his versatility as an actor but also amplifies the film’s narrative impact, shedding light on pertinent societal themes with authenticity and depth.