‘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
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