Actors lead interesting lives. Not only do they portray a multitude of characters on-screen, but they also have to deal with the good, bad and ugly side of fame on almost a daily basis. Like us, you might have wondered what goes on in the minds of actors. How do they deal with the success and failures of auditions? How they fight for recognition yet strive for normalcy after attaining fame? Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal’s latest multilingual creative project, In Between strives to provide the answers.
Roy Sanyal has an impressive filmography in both Hindi and Bengali cinema. He’s best remembered for his breakthrough performance of Mikhail in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2009 Bollywood hit Kaminey. Recently, he garnered immense praise for his portrayal of Bhope in MX Player’s web series, Aashram.
Touted as ‘not a film, not quite theatre,’ Roy Sanyal was inspired by his personal experience as an actor to create In Between. He wants people to know that the process of being an actor isn’t quite as glamorous as they imagine. An actor has to search for work, look aesthetically pleasing, pay rent on time, master his craft, go through the tedious process of attending multiple auditions and remember to take care of himself. Wanting to showcase all this and more, Roy Sanyal has filmed In Between comprising eight actors including Roy Sanyal, Aarti Aney, Joy Fernandes, Abhishek Saha and others with just one camera and in a single shot.
You can stream it on Saturday, November 28 at 6pm and Sunday, November 29 at 6pm and 7.30pm.