Mukkabaaz Actor Vineet Kumar Struggled For 17 Long Years To Get A Lead Role. What A Story


Mukkabaaz, the latest directorial of Anurag Kashyap, is being appreciated and loved by all for it’s bold take on issues like mob lynching, casteism, cow-vigilantism and other similar social evils that take place in our society right now. Honestly, this is one sort of a movie everyone should watch, it’s an experience in itself. The movie is inspiring and shows us the reality and true colors of the society we are living in.


Mukkabaaz’s lead actor, Vineet Kumar Singh has become a talk of the show. Vineet is an immensely talented actor as well as a writer. In fact, the original story of Mukkabaaz was written by Vineet Kumar Singh but Anurag Kashyap added different layers in to the movie.

But coming back to Vineet Kumar Singh, the fame has been waiting for so long for this talented actor. The struggle was real and the path to this fame was not easy at all for an outsider.

Vineet Kumar Singh always wanted to write something extraordinary and unconventional story and Mukkabaaz was one sort of that story. He wanted to highlight the lives and struggles of sports-persons who are not able to make it big in their lives due to socio-political issues and ego clashes.

In an interview with, Hindustan Times , Vineet said:

“I knew about the politics, caste bias and power struggles in sports associations but the other socio-political angles are completely Anurag sir’s. I had seen such sportsmen very closely as I have played basketball at the national level.

After Ugly, I started getting similar roles so I thought of writing. People only talk about winners but I wanted to talk about the talented sportsmen who never make it because of various reasons — be it politics or ego clash. I have seen how coaches force trainees to do their household chores.”

When asked about his 17-year-old struggle, Vineet said:

“It was both struggle and development. The journey was a bit longer than I expected. I came to Mumbai to participate in a talent hunt in 2000. I won the competition, got the movie Pitaah and I thought I would be made once the film released.

The film released and flopped. I was not prepared for the failure. Things I had never imagined were happening to me. I had no godfathers in the industry. The people I knew were either doctors or players.

Remembering the tough days of his life, Vineet Kumar said:

“I used to sneak into Poddar Medical College and live there. I would sneak up to the terrace when someone came to check and Mumbai rains were always an issue. I used to skip a roti to ensure I had money for the local train ticket.”

“While my classmates were shifting to Europe or opening their own hospitals, I was struggling in Mumbai. My father used to say ‘Hariyo na himmat bisariyo na ram naam’. Little did he know I would apply it in my own life. Luckily, I approached Anurag at the time when he was casting for Gangs of Wasseypur. He asked me why I hadn’t approached him earlier. I said ‘aap kaam dete medical degree pe?’ He started laughing and said ‘accha Kiya’ ”

Vineet Kumar Singh you’re just as inspiring as your movie Mukkabaaz is. Guys go watch this movie in theaters near you and experience a brilliant story.