Sangati Jogwar

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  • The actor gained critical acclaim for movies like Lootera and A Death in the Gunj.
  • Massey called the audition process in Bollywood as the worst thing.

Popular television and film actor Vikrant Massey who is currently in the limelight for his movie 12th Fail recently opened up about his struggles in Bollywood.

Recalling that trying period during which he hopped on from one studio to the other for auditions, the charming actor revealed the dark but realistic side of the film world.

The actor who gained prominence and critical acclaim for movies like Lootera and A Death in the Gunj revealed that the audition process in Bollywood is the worst thing as more often the failed or aspiring actors who are also trying to get the same job are recruited to take your audition.

While talking to Galatta Plus, Massey said that after a certain stage, especially after working in big banner movies like Half Girlfriend and Lootera he started requesting the directors to be present during the audition because he thought that the aspiring or failed actors were not prepared enough for the tasks they were given.

During the interview, the Dil Dhadakne Do actor stated, “Most casting directors are either failed actors who are partly bitter, or their assistants are aspiring actors themselves.

It’s a very tricky space, and I recognised that very early. They’re directing you, but you’re never sure if that is the way the director would want to direct you.”

Vikrant Massey has been in Bollywood now for more than a decade. He has worked in some very good movies over the years such as Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lotera, Ginny Weds Sunny, Haseen Dillruba, Cargo, Love Hostel, and Forensic.

Ironically as destiny wanted or maybe because he did not have a Godfather in Bollywood it took him almost a decade to get his first sole lead film

12th Fail helmed by seasoned producer and director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has opened to positive reviews and performing decently at the box office, much more than the expectations of the trade analysts. Importantly, it has outperformed Kangana Ranaut-led Tejas which was expected to do well.