Sanjay Suri’s debut was the 1999 film Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. While the movie failed to impress at the box office, his role was greatly appreciated. However, Suri truly made his presence known when he signed more seasoned roles where he played a variety characters in movies such as the comedy Jhankaar Beats followed by the historical Pinjar. Then in 2005 My Brother Nikhil released and his portrayal of an AIDS victim who was isolated and shunned by society made critics applaud his performance. The movie was critically acclaimed and Suri found his bearings as an actor. Since then, he has been unstoppable with his last release Bas Ek Pal also receiving great reviews. Comedy or drama, Sanjay Suri brings a sense of reality to all his characters and his next release Sorry Bhai! is no different. Taking a breather from the serious roles, he has opted for a light-hearted comedy, which has an array of interesting actors including Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi and Chitrangda Singh.
BollySpice spoke with Sanjay about Sorry Bhai!, producing and movies in the future.
What led you to be part of the film industry? Did you always want to be an actor?
Now that’s a long story. But to keep it short and precise, I used to be fascinated by movies and how fiction can seem so real on screen. After I joined the advertising world as a model with the intention of getting into the movies, I realized that I not only enjoyed it but also started getting very passionate about my work. So it was more of a “finding my calling” rather than knowing it from childhood.
What is Sorry Bhai! all about in a nutshell?
Sorry Bhai! is about forbidden love — one brother falling in love with another one’s fianc