October 20, 2009 12:30:56 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
VISHAL BHARDWAJ, ANURAG KASHYAP and SRIRAM RAGHAVAN
"Directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap and Sriram Raghavan are the real stars of their films, the actual protagonists and not the actors. We are mere puppets!" This bold statement comes from none other than Chandan Roy Sanyal, the actor who made the character of Mikhail, Shahid Kapoor's eccentric but loyal friend in Vishal Bharwaj's KAMINEY, a known and identifiable name with the audience.
Those raving about his performance will not be surprised to know that he has a vast experience of theatre, especially Western theatre and has trained under the great legend, Habib Tanvir. No wonder then that the humble man knows the worth of a good and capable director and acknowledges that its directors like Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap who are the real stars. Chandan also showered accolades on director Sriram Raghavan (who is on top of his list of directors he wants to work with) saying that he was the actual hero of JOHNNY GADDAR.
Must admit that this boy from Delhi's Kirori Mal College has come a long way and he is certainly one of the future star of Bollywood. Here's hoping that the above mentioned directors are listening, so that we can have repeat of the majestic performances by Chandan.