If youve been watching the live streaming of the web seriesMirzapuryou cant miss the very talentedVikrantMasseys knock-out performance as a trigger-happy but quiet character who makes his presence felt through his silences.
Vikrantis that kind of rare actor who can make an impact withoutdialogue. He has a lot of silences to savour in his next web seriesBroken But Beautifulwhich streams from November 27.
Vikrantcouldnt be in a happier place. Even asMirzapurstreams in 202 countries across the world my new web series comes along .InBroken But BeautifulI play a completely contrasting character.
Vikrant plays a character in the city dealing with heartbreak and loss. He has seldom been seen playing an urban character.
SaysVikrant, I never though of this. But you are right.Ive hardly ever played urban characters. I am proud to have played so many non-urban characters because I feel the heart of real India beats in the non-urban areas.If I have captured the heartbeat of the heartland in my performances Ive succeeded in doing what I set out to do.
Though an urban character inBroken But BeautifulVikrantstill plays an eminentlyrelatable character. My character is from the city. But his isolation, his anguish , his confrontation of his loss and coming to terms with it, are a process that we all go through at some point in our lives.Broken But Beautiful is about that one person we all cherish in our hearts above anyone else and whom we think about when weve no one else for company.
So is this like a season of guns and roses forVikrant? You can say that for sure. WhileMirzapuris a homage to small-town violenceBroken But Beautifulis about two broken people played by me andHarleenSethifinding one another. It is the most romantic work Ive done. I want to thank (producer)EktaKapoorfor trusting me with this.
Vikrantfeels this is a good time for quality work in the Indian entertainment industry. TheMeToomovement has made everyone more professional. The trashy aspects offilmmakingare now eliminated.There is certainly fear and caution among those men who think they can get away with any behaviour. At the same time we have to be careful about not overdoing the enthusiasm of the MeToomovement. Whether this campaign is sustained remains to be seen.Nirbhayas rape brought radical changes in the Indian mindset. Whether theMeToomovement results in actual changes remains to be seen.And why just the entertainment industry? The Movement and itsramificatioinsmust be felt all across in every sphere of Indian life.
Vikrantfeels Indian cinema is in a transitional phase. While thewebseries has given actors and directors unlimited freedom I feel the experience of viewing a film cannot be replicated at home.At the same time the reach of live streaming is tremendous. Even today , almost two years after the release ofA Death In TheGunj, at least 30-40 people tell me every week how much they liked the film and my work. There is unlimited scope for a film to expand and grow on theinternet.
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