When Vikrant was told that he is among top OTT stars and if he doesn’t want to see himself on the big screen, he replied saying that it is not in his control to select a particular platform to work on. To support his point, Vikrant questioned why superstars like Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan aren’t called TV stars even when they have been doing television for over the past decade.
“It’s not in my hands. And I really would not want to hammer my head in areas that don’t require my attention. I think my job is to act, which I think I am pretty decent at, irrespective of the medium. I am making four to five different films a year. People should also start seeing entertainment as a whole and not segregate TV actors, film actors, OTT actors… I find that ridiculous. I’ve had this fight because I am a by-product of television,” Vikrant told Rediff.
He continued, “I remember up until the last three to four years, people would slot me as a TV actor. I would ask them, why do you call me a TV actor? Why don’t you call Salman Khan a TV actor? He’s on television for the last 15 years. Why don’t you call Amitabh Bachchan a TV actor? He’s been doing Kaun Banega Crorepati for 20 years. Unfortunately, a lot of it has to do with the fraternity. If you can’t call Salman Khan a TV actor, don’t call me an OTT actor.”
Vikrant will be next seen in Gaslight which also stars Sara Ali Khan and Chitrangada Singh in the lead.