Chandan Roy Sanyal is being praised for his role in Ashram Season 3. He plays the right hand man of Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol), Swami Bhupendra Singh alias Bhopa who takes care of the ashram and the illegal activities associated with it. In those previous two seasons, viewers had seen the close relationship between Baba Nirala and Bhopa, however, the third season shows the changing dynamics between the two. In a conversation with News18.com, Chandan revealed how he responded after slapping Bobby Deol for a sequence in the show. Reminiscent of seeing Bobby’s movie in the theater as a child and how it felt to share screen space with the star now.
Speaking about a scene where Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol) had to slap Bhopal (Chandan), the actor shared, “We had a lot of complicated scenes and in some he had to use abusive words and he got angry at me, saying“ Why? Aren’t you doing your job well You don’t know me, I’m God, ‘so he had to do all this because of the demands of the script. And one day Bobby Sir said, ‘Oh man sandalwood. I don’t feel good man I will kill you, and I will tell you all these bad things. ‘ So sometimes real life and real life get so mixed up. For two seasons we were good friends and we were together and this time the equations were changing, he felt bad about it. He has a childlike quality. ”
When asked how he felt working with Bobby Deol, Chandan said, “I am very honored to work with Bobby Saran. He is one of my favorite heroes. When I was taking the board exam for class XII, it was released in the rain and I went to see a movie. I still remember the first trailer coming out and seeing him in those jackets and in those shades – seeing him, and working with him and now getting to know him personally and creating something together, is really amazing. Also because he is a very generous man and he is not insecure at all. The beauty of this show is that it shines when I shine and I shine when it shines. We work together and that’s why it became so beautiful. So it was a pleasure to work with him. ”
After a spontaneous response to the first two seasons, the ashram has recently been renovated for the third season. We asked the actor about his experience working with the star cast again. Chandan reacted, “We started shooting the first season before the epidemic hit the world. It was 2019, December to February, when we were shooting for the show – we were all very friendly. We still have a WhatsApp group that keeps us in touch with each other and we all meet from time to time. And when we all came together for Season 3, we already knew. So, we would sit anywhere and anytime to talk to each other, and there was never a boring moment on set. We would sit down, chat and talk to each other about life, just like a big family, so this show is great. And we look forward to meeting each other because it’s a great unit to work with. “
After this show, the actor shared why he thinks that his character Bhopa became famous all over the country. He said, “Because there is a charming element in this personality. He’s a bad guy, you don’t want to be friends with him. It is so mysterious and magnetic. So all these characters that are already there were written by Prakashji and he has added many other shades to it. ”
When he was first offered the show we asked him his reaction. The actor shared, “When I got a call from casting director Shruti Mahajan and she told me that Prakash Jha was making a web show, I was surprised. This happened because I always associated Mr. Jha with big projects, big budget movies or big series and I always wanted to work with Prakash Jin. Then I met Prakash Saran and he explained the show, my part and the story. He told me, ‘As an actor I love you so much, and it’s something big and good, and I’ve followed your work and I think this role is more effective and powerful and I think you should do it. ‘
“And then I had no questions or answers because he was describing and directing the program. When I joined the show, I knew that Bobby Deol was going to be a part of the show. I was going to work with Bobby Deol and Prakash Jha, so there was no doubt about it, ”concluded Chandan.
Ashram Season 3 is now streaming on MX Player.
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