“I Used To Feel Like I Was Done, But Now I Feel Nourished, ” Says Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal
Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal’s career hasn’t started well since his debut with Aamir Khan in Rang De Basanti (2006). But the OTT platform was a turning point for him. Web series like Ashram, anthology films like Ray, and the recent direct to OTT publication Sanak has allowed it to shine.
The ecstatic actor says, “I will say that OTT gave me more opportunities to prove myself than films. They did not explore me fully. What OTT has done for me and given me right now…I have no time to take up more work. There is too much of it coming my way.”
However, the 41-year-old admits that he takes great care, not to over-expose himself to the webspace.
“ I want to keep myself fresh. My guru taught me to keep it like that. This is happening to me for the first time. I do not want to get fatigued by working too much. I want to juice it well, araam se,” says Sanyal.
The actor was acclaimed for the opportunity to show Sanak’s Vidyut Jammwal his talent as a completely negative character.
Philosophically, Sanyal states, “I used to feel like I was done, but now I feel nourished.” He goes on to explain, “I was just surviving with a few things on my plate, in terms of characters and roles. Now I have Italian, Indian for breakfast. Before it was just a few square meals a day. I couldn’t have survived on that for long. My meals were very small, now I don’t feel so.”