Vikrant Massey Reveals Night-Time Driving Challenges in ‘Blackout


Vikrant Massey, who has been receiving widespread acclaim for his performance in the comedy-thriller ‘Blackout,’ recently opened up about the demanding experience of shooting night-time driving scenes for the film. Directed by Devang Bhavsar, ‘Blackout’ also stars Mouni Roy and Sunil Grover, and has captivated audiences with its intriguing narrative.

‘Blackout’ is a gripping comedy-thriller that explores human nature and the ramifications of one’s actions in the face of adversity. Set against the backdrop of Pune, the film unfolds over a single night of darkness that envelops the city in mystery. Vikrant Massey plays Lenny, a crime reporter who becomes entangled in a web of greed and misfortune.

Discussing the challenges of filming at night, Vikrant shared, “We had a lot of fun while shooting, but it was also a daunting task as we had to shoot all through the night. It was challenging as there was heavy rainfall and your entire car is rigged. It’s very difficult to shoot sometimes when it’s raining heavily and you’re filming at night. Additionally, sometimes the wiper wouldn’t work. Every time before entering the car, I used to make a 360-degree check to ensure each camera was properly mounted and every piece of equipment was in place. The main stress was to protect the equipment.”

He added, “It wasn’t challenging just for the actors but also for the crew because the whole night you’re shooting which is both mentally and physically exhausting and changes your body cycle. Road blocking, shooting action sequences, and crashing the cars was difficult.”

Vikrant also revealed what drew him to the script of ‘Blackout.’ He stated, “When I learned about the film and the person behind it, I was intrigued; I had a strong desire to meet him. I have heard of stories like this but never had a chance to work in such projects before, you don’t get to read such beautifully written characters. Devang has built quirky yet very realistic world. When we finally met, there was an instant connection; we both knew the direction we wanted to take. Shooting with him was a truly enjoyable experience.”

Produced by Jyoti Deshpande under Jio Studios and Niraj Kothari under 11:11 Productions, ‘Blackout’ is currently streaming on Jio Cinema.

In addition to ‘Blackout,’ Vikrant Massey is set to appear in ‘The Sabarmati Report,’ alongside Raashii Khanna and Ridhi Dogra. In this film, Vikrant portrays Samar Kumar, a vernacular journalist who teams up with a fellow reporter, played by Raashii Khanna, and a senior anchor, portrayed by Ridhi Dogra. Directed by Ranjan Chandel and produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ektaa R Kapoor, Amul V Mohan, and Anshul Mohan, the film was initially scheduled for a May release but will now be out in August 2024.

Fans are eagerly awaiting more of Vikrant’s compelling performances as he continues to take on diverse and challenging roles in the film industry.

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