‘My Wife Sheetal Used To Give Me Pocket Money For Auditions’: Vikrant Massey On His Journey

Picture this: during your lowest lows, you have a partner who’s got your back, no matter what. It’s not just about weathering storms but about thriving together. They’re the cheerleader when you win, the anchor when you stumble. And in this rollercoaster of a life that we have, it is very crucial to have a trusted life partner.

However, traditional gender roles dictate that it is a man who has to financially provide for the woman in his life. But to have a female partner who financially takes care of your needs when you are struggling and that struggle is necessary for you to achieve great heights – now that is a blessing. And actor Vikrant Massey has had that kind of support in his life.


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Before working in Hindi films, Vikrant Massey used to work in the television industry. He started his acting career by working in a show called ‘Dhoom Machao Dhoom’ and went on to work in ‘Dharam Veer’, ‘Balika Vadhu’, and ‘Qubool Hai’. In an interview, he revealed how he was earning a lot of money by working in the television industry and was living a very comfortable life, but he wanted to do meaningful work which needed a sacrifice.

“I earned a lot in TV. I bought my first house at the age of 24. But all that regressive content on TV was happening simultaneously and I felt like coming out of the world and try my luck in cinema. I realised that though I became secure financially, it didn’t help me sleep well. I had this realisation when I fulfilled all my financial responsibilities towards my parents and other,” Indian Express quoted him saying.

Vikrant Massey in ‘Balika Vadhu’

He quit television when he was earning as much as Rs 35 lakh a month, something which is a big deal for someone coming from a middle-class family. It might have given him money, but it wasn’t giving him peace.

“My parents were in shock when I told them I am going to restart over in films. I was making a lot of money. At the age of 24, I was earning Rs 35 lakh per month, especially for someone who comes from a middle-class background. I quit TV at the time when I had a Rs 35 lakh per month contract in my hand. I decided to do good work and find peace.”

Starting from scratch in the film industry requires going to multiple auditions to land a small yet decent role. And that needed money. Vikrant had exhausted his savings in a year and it was then that his now-wife then-girlfriend Sheetal Thakur gave him pocket money for him to be able to go for those auditions.


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“My savings got exhausted in a year and then my wife Sheetal (his girlfriend at the time) used to give me pocket money for auditions.”

This particular detail about how Sheetal helped him financially warmed the hearts of several people online. Here’s how some of them reacted:

This is what unwavering support looks like!

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