Vikrant Massey Reveals Dad's Drastic Reaction To Relatives' Qs When Brother Converted To Islam At 17

In a recent interview, Vikrant Massey opened up about the cultural diversity in his home and how he has seen an array of arguments in his family due to the same.


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Vikrant Massey Reveals Dad's Drastic Reaction To Relatives' Qs When Brother Converted To Islam At 17

Bollywood actor, Vikrant Massey is currently basking in the success of his last released film, 12th Fail, which is based on the real-life events of IPS officer Manoj Kumar. Helmed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 12th Fail garnered huge appreciation, and due to the same, Vikrant also bagged the Best Actor (Critics) Filmfare award. Since then, he has been opening up about many unknown aspects of his life, and these are purely inspirational. Next, on the work front, Vikrant has Phir Aayi Haseen Dilruba, The Sabarmati Report, and another yet-to-be-named film under Ekta Kapoor's production in his pipeline.

Vikrant Massey reveals what was his family's reaction when his brother, Moeen converted to Islam at 17

In an interview with Unfiltered by Samdish, Vikrant Massey opened up about his diverse family dynamics. From a Sikh mother to a Christian father, a brother who converted to Islam, and a Hindu wife, Vikrant's family indeed gives a clear glimpse of what we say 'unity in diversity'. Talking about the same, Vikrant shared both the complexities and beauty of navigating through such diversity within his family. He shared that his brother, Moeen had converted to Islam at the mere age of 17.

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Vikrant mentioned that his father, Jolly Massey is a ‘church-going Christian’ and his mother, Meena Massey, is ‘Sikhni’. However, when his brother, Moeen shared his wish to convert to Islam, his family gave a very understanding reaction. They supported Moeen's decision. Elaborating more on the same, Vikrant said:

“My brother’s name is Moeen, I am called Vikrant. You’d wonder why the name Moeen? He converted to Islam, my family let him change his religion. They said, ‘Beta (Son), if you find satisfaction in this, then go ahead.’ He converted at the age of 17, it is a big step. My mother is Sikhni, my father is 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.”

Vikrant recalls how relatives questioned his father upon his brother's conversion to Islam

In the same conversation, Vikrant revealed that even after his family had a liberal attitude towards his brother's wish to convert to Islam, they had to face huge number of questions from their relatives. However, the proud son revealed how his father then also stood strong in front of his relatives and supported Moeen's decision. Talking about the same, Vikrant narrated:

“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.”

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Vikrant Massey recently embraced fatherhood with the arrival of his baby boy

Besides his successful journey in the film industry, Vikrant is also riding high in his personal life. On February 7, 2024, Vikrant took to his Instagram handle and announced the arrival of his baby boy. He shared a picture note and expressed how big his family has become. The note had an illustration of parents holding their baby's hand along with a baby pram, a milk bottle, plants and flowers. Sharing the picture, he wrote:

"07.02.2024. For we have become one. We are bursting with joy and love to announce the arrival of our son. Love Sheetal and Vikrant."

What do you think about Vikrant's revelations regarding the cultural diversity in his home? Let us know!

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