The very dashing Vikrant Massey has been cast as the new ‘Ayaan’ on Zee TV’s hit primetime show, Qubool Hai. After Zee decided to drop Rishabh Sinha from the show owing to his misbehavior and breach of contract, the channel has selected the popular and talented, Vikrant to play the role of Ayaan in Qubool Hai. Quiz Vikrant about replacing Rishabh and pat comes the reply, “I don’t take it as a ‘replacement.’ A good role is a good role. I don’t measure it in terms of its length or whether its subservient to another character or whether I will fit in someone else’s shoes. It doesn’t bother me. I am not insecure and have never been so. I don’t feel the pressure to deliver, but initially one has to match what the previous actor was doing in the show. Qubool Hai is currently No 2 among the Top 10 shows across all GEC’s and its hugely popular abroad especially in the middle east countries. I couldn’t have said no to such a popular show.”
On what prompted him to take up the show, he says “There’s something very cool about the show. It’s so different from the staple saas bahu dramas. It was very gracious of Zee and Gul Khan (producer) to cast me in the role of Ayaan after auditioning many other actors. Ayaan is a popular character and this role is going to be a huge responsibility. I am up for the challenge.”
Ask him about sharing the screen space with heartthrob Karan Singh Grover, Vikrant says, “Oh yes, I’ll be playing the role of his younger brother and I’m really looking forward to work with him. He has tremendous screen presence and a great physique. I guess it will be too much for the viewers to handle Karan and me together on screen…!” winks the actor.
Vikrant will also soon be making his debut in the much anticipated blockbuster, Lootera. Ask him about acting with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, says the actor, “I have a small but interesting part to play. I feel blessed to have got the chance to work with a director like Vikramaditya Motwane.”
(Vikrant will start shooting shortly for the show. Keep watching Qubool Hai every Monday to Friday at 9:30PM for Vikrant’s grand entry as Ayaan.)