Popular Bollywood hero Vikrant Massey has established himself to be a credible performer in nearly a decade and is at present attached to a number of promising projects among which include Yaar Jigri, the horror thriller Love Hostel, Netflix's Haseen Dillruba alongside Taapsee Pannu and Harshvardhan Rane, the social comedy 14 Phere and the highly-anticipated Mumbaikar, the official remake of the 2017 Tamil film, Maanagaram, directed by Kaithi and Master fame Lokesh Kanagaraj. In Mumbaikar being directed by Santhosh Sivan, Vikrant will be reprising the role portrayed by Sundeep Kishan, while leading Tamil superstar 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi is playing the role of comedy actor Munishkanth, which incidentally will also be his big Bollywood debut. 

Meanwhile, Vikrant Massey during a recent conversation with RJ Siddharth Kannan went on to speak about how he was replaced in two films just days before the shooting on the ventures began. The actor reveals that he had been prepping for the projects, including participating in workshops and only came to know through media reports that he was dropped from the films at the last minute. Vikrant stated, "Workshop chal rahi hai, aap reading kar rahe ho, producer aapko bula ke khila raha hai, pila raha hai, poora dhyan rakh raha hai, aap do hafte mein shoot pe jaa rahe ho (The workshop is going, I'm doing a reading, producer calls and treats and I was supposed to begin the shoot in two weeks)", he said, while also adding that on both occasions, he had to go for an outdoor shoot to complete some patchwork for another project. Upon returning, Vikrant says that he was no longer a part of the film. He said, "It’s happened a couple of times, but I think that’s a part of the job."

Speaking about how he was not even informed about the decision to replace him with another actor, Vikrant said, "Aur aisa bhi nahi hai ki communication hai (It's not like the decision to replace me from the film was communicated to me). You get to know via-via. Mereko media ke through pata chala (I came to know about this only through the media). Suddenly, one day, I picked up the newspaper and I was like, 'Arre, yeh toh main kar raha tha do din pehle (I was working on this film just two days back)!'"