‘JAB HARRY... WAS CRIT­I­CISED TOO EARLY’

Chan­dan Roy Sanyal, who played Gas in Jab Harry Met Se­jal, feels that early re­views of the film led to its abysmal per­for­mance at the box of­fice

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

Shah Rukh KhanAnushka Shar­mas­tar­rer Jab Harry Met Se­jal didn’t do good busi­ness at the box of­fice, and ac­tor Chan­dan Roy Sanyal, who played the role of Gas in the Im­tiaz Ali di­rec­to­rial, blames the early neg­a­tive re­views for that.

Ad­mit­ting that he was quite af­fected by the film’s fail­ure, Sanyal says, “There were a lot of things at stake. The fact that peo­ple lit­er­ally bad-mouthed the movie just two-three days af­ter re­lease led to its poor per­for­mance.”

The ac­tor says he feels bad about the film not do­ing well be­cause he had worked with the best, in it. “For some­one like me, who is an out­sider — I have lim­ited op­tions. So, work­ing with a film­maker like Im­tiaz Ali, and stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka, was a rare chance. So, you pull all your en­ergy and you give more than your best, be­cause you don’t get a chance like this again,” he laments.

The 37-year-old, who will soon be seen in the Saif Ali Khan-star­rer Chef, feels that peo­ple should “re­frain” from voic­ing their opin­ion on so­cial me­dia right af­ter watch­ing the film. “It’s like some­one has re­vealed the details of an episode of Game of Thrones. Just like spoil­ers, peo­ple get af­fected by the re­views... So, maybe they should be less harsh about it,” he says.

Work­ing with Im­tiaz Ali, SRK and Anushka was a rare chance for me... It feels bad that the film you worked so hard for, didn’t do well, and no one will even no­tice my per­for­mance CHAN­DAN ROY SANYAL, AC­TOR

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