Actor Vikrant Massey, who debuted in Bollywood seven years ago with Lootera, opened up about the unfair hierarchy that exists in Bollywood, which gives certain importance to some actors over others.

In a recent interview, Vijrant was asked about his tweet regarding Kunal Kemmu and Vidyut Jammwal not being invited for the announcement of their own films getting released on OTT. Vikrant said that he had faced a similar situation in about an award function, where he was nominated for a Jury Award but not invited to the function itself.

Talking to Hindustan Times, he said, “That was about the hierarchical system in the industry and making a film with a popular star is alright as film-making is a business, afterall. But with regards to the tweet, I was saying that the other actors should have been invited as well. It has happened to me too. I remember, I was nominated for the Best Actor Jury category in a popular award function, but wasn’t invited to the event. So, should I be hurt by that? No. It doesn’t matter to me kyunki system hi aisa hai. I am only focused on work.”

Previously Kunal Kemmu had tweeted about not being invited to a Disney+ Hotstar event, where the news of his film Loot Case being released on that platform was being announced, while the “bigger stars” were invited.

“Izzat aur pyaar maanga nahi kamaya jaata hai. Koi na de toh usse hum chhote nahi hote. Bas maidaan khelne ke liye barabar de do chhalaang hum bhi oonchi laga sakte hai,” he wrote.

To this, Vikrant replied, “Fair & Lovely se FAIR toh hata diya… Par yeh system kab FAIR hoga??? (The word Fair has been removed from Fair and Lovely, but when will this system be fair?)”

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Vikrant was last seen in Chhapaak opposite Deepika Padukone. He will be next seen in Haseen Dilruba with Taapsee Pannu.

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Monday saw the grand announcement by Disney+ Hotstar that the streaming platform will be premiering seven major Bollywood films over the next few months and, within hours, the Carnival Cinemas group has come out to express “disappointment” with the trend of digital release of Bollywood films.

Without taking names, Carnival Cinemas CEO Mohan Umrotkar said in a statement: “We stand by our previous statement. It is very disappointing that the filmmakers are opting digital first route when we are just steps away from the theatrical releases with the reopening of cinema halls across the country with all the necessary precautions.”

“The economy is reopening and malls have already opened. They just need to have some more faith and patience to hold the content for the big screens, that is what it was made for.”

“During the lockdown we have participated in many surveys to realize that the audience is waiting for cinemas to reopen. For the entertainment industry to flourish everyone needs to stand by each other. And if films made for theaters release directly on streaming platforms it may hamper the overall growth of the ecosystem.”

Last month, Carnival Cinemas had issued a statement that said: “Though we are disappointed with the move of filmmakers to go straight to digital, we understand the financial burden/compulsion that one may have in these times…The situation is such that you cannot blame anyone. In this time of uncertainty some producers have decided to release their content directly on OTT. It is within their rights to decide but we will not release those movies in our theatres.”

On Monday afternoon it was announced that seven Bollywood movies will be releasing directly on an OTT platform. These are the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Laxmmi Bomb”, Ajay Devgn’s “Bhuj: The Pride Of India”, “Sadak 2” starring Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film “Dil Bechara”, “The Big Bull” starring Abhishek Bachchan, Vidyut Jammwal-starrer “Khuda Haafiz” and “Lootcase” featuring Kunal Kemmu.

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