Everybody comes with a dream in Mumbai but a very few people have the courage to beat the odds and achieve it. The same goes for Vineet Kumar Singh who came to Mumbai to become an actor in 2000 and his eighteen years of struggle say a lot of about his indomitable spirit.
In 2010, we saw a glimpse of his talent in Anurag Kashyap’s cult classic ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ where he played the role of Danish Khan. It was clear that he had a spark to play a character with sheer authenticity.
After ‘GOW’, Vineet Kumar became the backbone of Kashyap’s films. He gave an unbelievable performance in ‘Ugly’ followed by his masterclass act in ‘Bombay Talkies’. After that, Vineet aspired to play the lead roles as he knew he had the unparalleled talent to carry a film on his own. And then ‘Mukkabaaz’ happened where he himself wrote the script and trained for more than a year to become a professional boxer.
His training was extremely excruciating as he had to start from zero and age was not on his side too. He is 36-years-old and this is the time when most professional boxers retire. But he had the determination and the passion to go all the way.
The moment Kashyap confirmed him that he will direct the film with him, he went to Punjab straight away to learn boxing. Moreover, he sold all his belongings to fund his training. He even continued his training in the hospital after he broke his ribs during practice.
Well, with such level of dedication, one cannot fail certainly. Watch his journey of full one year in this five-minute short video and it will leave you inspiring in some many ways.
Hats off to him.