Rangbaaz actor Chandan Okay Anand says that he’s in the perfect section of his profession the place is attending to work year-round, and not using a break! Dabbling between appearing TV, movies, OTT sequence, writing and production-direction, at present he’s having a ball.
“I am 42 and in a phase of life where I want to work 350 days in a year! This is the peak of my career and so I need to work irrespective of mediums. Films won’t give me work all year long so I am working on OTT as well as I am doing TV because I want to have a finger in every pie. I plan to play a long innings and essay characters which give me expression of life,” says the actor on his go to to Lucknow.
Anand says for him all phases have been good. “When I came from Delhi with nothing in hand, I started working on daily basis and today I struggle to find time to sleep due to work. It has been a beautiful journey and I can write a film on it and in fact I will write one as well but after a few years.”
Chandan additionally enjoys writing, “I have written-directed a short film Gannu Ali and produced yet-to-be released short Bawaal. So, when I get a break from shooting, I keep myself busy with my own projects.”
The Barrister Babu actor is juggling between a number of tasks. “I am doing two daily soaps Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul and Durga Aur Charu, I have wrapped shoot of OTT series Deadline with Mona Singh and Ashim Ahluwalia’s series Class. Next, I am going to shoot a feature film in Assam. I have given so many years in the industry since Meher (2005) so people now have faith in me and call me for good work.”
Having shot for web-film Bamfaad in Kanpur-Prayagraj, he has been to Lucknow a number of instances for shoot. “Way back I came here for the show Pyar Na Hoga Kum (2009) with Yami Gautam and Gaurav Khanna. But, in last few years I have shot multiple projects here including Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) and this time too I am here for work. As a storyteller too I feel there is a lot to learn from this city,” he shares as he indicators off.
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