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Vikrant Massey shares his brother “converted to Islam at 17”; says, “I have seen a lot of arguments related to religion and spirituality”

en Bollywood News Vikrant Massey shares his brother “converted to Islam at 17”; says, “I have seen a lot of arguments related to religion and spirituality”

Vikrant Massey talks about his brother converting to Islam at 17.

Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey has been basking in the success of his latest film 12th Fail, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie narrated the inspiring real-life journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who rose from humble beginnings to become an IPS officer, overcoming numerous obstacles along the way. In a recent interview with Unfiltered by Samdish Viran, Massey delved into his personal aspects, including his brother's decision to convert to Islam and his own career choices.

Vikrant Massey shares his brother “converted to Islam at 17”; says, “I have seen a lot of arguments related to religion and spirituality”

Vikrant Massey shares his brother “converted to Islam at 17”; says, “I have seen a lot of arguments related to religion and spirituality”

Massey candidly shared the story of his brother's conversion to Islam, highlighting his family's supportive stance. He revealed, “My brother's name is Moeen, I am called Vikrant. You would wonder why the name Moeen. He converted to Islam, and my family let him change his religion. They said, ‘Beta, if you find satisfaction in this, go ahead.'”

He further added, “He converted at the age of 17, it is a big step. My mother is Sikhni, my father is a Church-going Christian, he goes to church twice a week. From a young age, I have seen a lot of arguments related to religion and spirituality.”

Talking about how his relatives reacted to it Vikrant said, “My father was questioned by my extended relatives about how he could ‘allow' that [brother's conversion]. He said that was none of their business. ‘He is my son, he is only answerable to me and has all the rights to choose what he wants.' After seeing this, I went on my own quest, wondering what exactly is religion. It is man-made.”

On the work front, Massey's performance in 12th Fail garnered critical acclaim, earning him the Critics Award for Best Actor at the 69th Filmfare Awards. The film is now streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

Also Read: Vikrant Massey talks about walking away from ₹ 35 lakh per month TV contract; says, “My wife Sheetal used to give me pocket money for auditions”


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