Vikrant Massey claims to be “very thick-skinned”; says “I do not take the plunge” on debating online

In an interview with Hindustan Times Vikrant Massey opened up about his latest film 14 Phere, criticism and social media presence.

Vikrant Massey who was last seen wowing fans alongside Taapsee Pannu in ‘Haseen Dillruba’ opened up in a recent interview with Hindustan Times. He talked about trolling, criticism and keeping himself away from unnecessary debate.

When asked what Vikrant loves about being an actor, he told Hindustan Times, “My profession, being in creative field, gives me the opportunity to speak my mind through my work. It allows me to understand the world at large. It gives me an opportunity to represent the times we are living in.”

The actor added as he talked about criticism he said, “I am very thick-skinned. I am aware of the world we live in, the society that we cater to. As it is, my presence on social media is bare minimum. And, I find Twitter very vile. Not just on social media, otherwise too, I do not take the plunge (on debating an issue) unless I am too sure. I do not mind getting into debates but if it gets too much, I generally back out. You cannot do much with the ignorant, you can only empathise,” via Hindustan Times.

Speaking about his latest film, 14 Phere whose storyline revolves around inter-caste marriage he said, “These characters come from places where caste differences still exist. I was fortunate to have very liberal parents. They have been married for nearly 40 years, and theirs was an inter-caste marriage. So, I did feel privileged and blessed to be able to do this film,” via Hindustan Times.

He further added, “As an artist, this is the way I could go out and tell stories from my own experience. I could send out the message that love knows no boundaries, if two people want to be together nothing should stop them. Unfortunately, we still have that disparity. We are not out here to comment on that (caste divide) specifically, we are here to entertain. However, it is a medium that allows us to have layers that can be read by those willing,” via Hindustan Times.

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