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‘12th Fail’ actor Vikrant Massey reveals his brother converted to Islam

Says his family supports his elder brother in his choice
Indian actor Vikrant Massey - AFP
Indian actor Vikrant Massey - AFP

Indian actor Vikrant Massey has revealed that his brother his elder brother had converted to Islam at the age of 17, Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.

Massey opened up about his family including brother Moeen in an interview with Unfiltered by Samdish.

The ‘12th Fail’ movie actor said that his father is a Christian, his mother is Sikh.

“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,” he added.

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According to him, the family supported his brother in embracing Islam as a religion, saying: “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.”

Recalling the relatives’ reaction toward his brother’s decision, he said that his Christian told relatives that it was none of their business to question his son’s decision regarding his beliefs and religion.

“After seeing this, I went on my own quest, wondering what exactly is religion. It is man-made,” he added.

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