"Welcome to the best hood… Parenthood."
Vikrant Massey and his wife Sheetal Thakur have revealed that they are set to become parents for the first time.
On Instagram, the couple shared a picture from their wedding day.
Inside the picture was an image of safety pins. One safety pin was bent to resemble a baby bump and featured a smaller safety pin.
The post read: “We are expecting! Baby coming 2024.”
It was also captioned: “New beginnings.”
The announcement led to congratulatory messages from the likes of Mouni Roy, Shibani Dandekar and Huma Qureshi.
Neha Dhupia wrote: “Welcome to the best hood… Parenthood.”
One fan said: “Ooohoo..how sweet is that… congratulations to be Papa Massey, you are going to be amazing parents.”
Another wrote: “My favourite actor! So happy for you and your family. God bless.”
Vikrant and Sheetal began dating in 2015 before starring together in the web series Broken But Beautiful.
They eventually got married in February 2022.
When he shared the first official wedding pictures, Vikrant wrote:
“Our seven-year journey has turned into a bond for seven lives. Thank you very much for being with us. Sheetal and Vikrant.”
On the work front, Vikrant Massey shot to fame with the 2008 TV show Dharam Veer, playing Dharam.
He went on to star in other shows such as Balika Vadhu and Qubool Hai.
Vikrant transitioned to films and made his debut in Lootera, which starred Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.
He has also featured in films like Dil Dhadakne Do, A Death In The Gunj, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Chhapaak and Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare.
Vikrant has a number of exciting films in the pipeline.
He is set to appear in Yaar Jigri, Sector 36 and Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba, the sequel to his 2021 film Haseen Dillruba.
Vikrant will also be in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail.
Set to release on October 27, 2023, the film is based on Anurag Pathak’s best-selling novel about the incredible journey of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi.
It is also inspired by millions of true stories of students attempting the highly difficult UPSC exam.
Vikrant Massey previously said he felt undervalued for being a TV actor.
He explained: “The moment you tell me ‘you can’t do this’, I’ll make sure I do that.
“When I wanted to make the switch to films, my parents were like ‘beta, complete your graduation, get a roof over your head’.
“When I did that at 24, it was a very tough decision for me to make the switch…
“A lot of wry comments, a lot of subtle jabs at television actors…”