Child marriage is wrong - Vikrant MasseyMay 11th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Vikrant Massey earned a huge female fan following after making his television debut in Disney’s show Dhoom Macha Dhoom. The young and dashing actor has now made an entry in one of the best currently aired shows on television, Balika Vadhu. Lets find out what Vikrant has to say about her character, love life and many more.
Q. What is your character in Balika Vadhu?
A. I am playing a character called Shyam. He is 18-19 year old guy who is born and bought up in the city of Rajhasthan. He is the first character in the serial who has come from a city and is well educated so his sensibilities are different from others in comparison to a Sikhri family who are the central protagonists of Balika Vadhu. He is also open minded, his mentality in terms of culture is modernized that is why he does not associate himself with the rituals. He is a very fun loving as well as a sensible character. I am really looking forward to play this character.
Q. You are coming in Sugna’s life, so how true is that?
A. I cannot comment anything on this but yes I have interactions with Sugna and let’s see how things roll.
Q. Do you believe in widow re- marriage?
A. Absolutely, I do believe. Widow is just a tag, even though we say that we are modernized but in some or the other way in today’s date also, this still exists. As Vikrant and Shyam, I completely believe that every woman has the right to live her own life the way she wants to.
Q. Don’t you think the concept of child marriage is having negative effects of the society?
A. This show is absolutely not reflecting negativity. They have got this concept because this is prevalent in today’s world too which is very unfortunate. This show is made to bring out the message that such things are wrong. This is the basic motive to make this show and people have accepted this show with open arms. People have loved each and every character as well as the show.
Q. What do you personally have to say about child marriage?
A. Child marriage is wrong because we are taking away the childhood from the child. I think childhood for everybody is the most beautiful phase of their lives which never comes back, burdening a child with such a huge responsibility as marriage and taking care of the family is taking away adolescence and innocence from the child. I think this should be stopped.
Q. How was your first day shooting experience for Balika Vadhu?
A. It was fantastic. I did not even come to know that I am doing any new show. Post Dharmveer, I had taken a six months sabbatical. I was resting at home. I went out to Delhi with my family for my cousin’s marriage. I enjoyed myself but the day I came on Balika Vadhu’s sets, I did not feel that I am a new guy. The entire unit, the entire team welcomed me with open arms and they made me feel very comfortable.
Q. How did you bag this role?
A. I have worked with Sphere Origins before too. My relations are quiet good with them and besides all this it was thoroughly professional. They saw me in Dharmveer and I even picked up an award after that. They contacted me and I gave the screen test and that’s how things rolled.
Q. Had you planned any special look for the serial?
A. As far as my looks and everything is concerned, I think it is better left on the people who are responsible for this. It’s much better if it is left on the people who are especially hired for this.
Q. What do you look before taking up any character?
A. Most of the people ask me that am I looking forward for only main leads but that’s not true, like I don’t play a main lead in Balika Vadhu. I am just a parallel lead in the show and what is important to me is to have a satisfaction. After working for 10-12 hours a day, when I go home, I want to have a sound sleep because I want to be satisfied with the work I have done.
Q. Are you planning to participate in any of the dance based reality shows like Nach Baliye or Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa?
A. It is a very super hit concept but with absolute due respect for the show and for the people who are making it, reality shows are not meant for me. I would not say that I will never participate but atleast not for now.
Q. Tell is about your baliye in real life?
A. There are rumors spreading that I am seeing Sriti Jha but that’s not true. Sriti and I are very good friends. I haven’t met my baliye yet.
Q. Any Bollywood plans?
A. Yes, I believe that every actor wants to act in films; that is the ultimate goal. An actor who says that he does not want to do films is the biggest liar. Everybody wants to work with the best of technicians; the best of film makers.
Q. Are you following IPL? Which team are you supporting?
A. I am a cricket fan and I just love cricket. I wanted to be a cricketer once upon a time, but that did not happen. I am supporting Mumbai Indians as I am a true Mumbai-ite because I have been born and bought up here.
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