Actor Vikrant Massey is all set to make a comeback to television after 8 years with this new show, ‘Kahani Navbharat Ki’. This will be his first time hosting a show of such a great magnitude. As the show talks about new-age stories of the success of Indian people from varied aspects of life, it will be launched today on Republic Day as a mark of respect for the country. The 10-part documentary series chronicles key moments that shaped India’s history and its evolution towards a new India.
Massey became popular on TV at the start of his career, but he decided to shift gears and moved on to do films and OTT shows. Chatting with Outlook, Massey talks about what was the reason why he decided to make this comeback to TV, and that too about a show on India. Talking about what prompted his return to the small screen, Massey says, “Yes, it is my comeback to the television industry after nearly 8 years." He goes on to add that the television industry is sort of the largest medium of entertainment for people of all generations across the country. One of the prime reasons why he decided to do the show was because it was celebrating the 75 years of independence for India. That plot itself was so powerful that it prompted Massey to make the decision of making a comeback to the small screen. He says that he felt immensely proud when he read the draft and then the final script. He realised that there were numerous anecdotes and stories that many Indians would not be fully aware of. Also, Massey was too happy with the sort of casting that he got to work with. The entire team was so lovely that it pished him towards wanting to make a comeback to the small screen after such a long time.
The show gets a grand launch on Republic Day. When asked about the USP of this show, he adds that he was getting a chance to be a part of the show that was going to be celebrating the 75 years of Indian independence. Not just that, the show was also going to bridge the gap between what audiences know from the information available to them and what is factually correct. Massey also feels that the younger generation is, in a way, disconnected from all the reality of India’s past. Also, not many would be able to look back and know all details about the journey that India has had over the years. The entire team of the show wanted to inspire the younger generation. Also, they aimed at giving them all the information about India's rich cultural history. That would surely be intriguing for the younger generation. Massey also feels that there is a lack of informative content that is available on Indian televisions in the current times. There are not many television channels that share information with the youth about things that are educational. Also, the show makers recognise the fact that television is one of the largest sources of entertainment for Indian people staying all over the world, and they could be of any age group. In a way, this show will be connecting Indian stories with people from across the globe.
In these past 8 years, Massey has given us some big releases like ‘Lootera’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘A Death In The Gunj’, ‘Chhapaak’, and many others. He has become a much-in-demand actor in the OTT space with projects like ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Broken But Beautiful’, ‘Criminal Justice’, ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’, ‘Haseen Dillruba’, ’14 Phere’ and lots more.
On the work front, after ‘Kahani Navbharat Ki’, Massey will be seen next in ‘Love Hostel’, ‘Yaar Jigri’, ‘Forensic’, and ‘Mumbaikar’.