What’s troubling Chandan Roy Sanyal?
Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal is known for his method acting and the portrayal of some powerful characters — but there’s a bit of a snag. “I have put on so many faces during my career that no one knows how I look in real life,” he says. “It means that people love what I’ve done, and relate to me by those characters,” adds the actor, who was in films like the Shahid Kapoorstarrer Kaminey (2009); the comedy F.A.L.T.U. (2011); and Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017). He will be seen playing a sous chef in the upcoming film, Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan. “You know, when I’m playing a certain role, I try to become that character. I try to bring complete energy into that role. It’s amazing that some characters have resonated with people,” he says. However, his fans have a “real tough time” recognising him off-screen, says Chandan. “We were promoting a film, and there was this beautiful girl who came up to me, and asked me if I was part of the crew. When I introduced myself, she recognised my name from some other film, and said, ‘You look so different from that character you played’. She was sorry that she couldn’t recognise me,” he recalls with a laugh.