Meiyang Chang: I want to be part of stories that has a wider range

ByS Farah Rizvi
Mar 12, 2022 07:09 PM IST

Actor, anchor, singer and a dentist, Meiyang Chang is truly content with his journey in the industry so far

Actor, anchor, singer and a dentist, Meiyang Chang is truly content with his journey in the industry so far.

Meiyang Chang
Meiyang Chang

“I still consider my participation in Indian Idol as the turning point of my life. I seriously never had to look back once the show clicked with the audience. Then, I got this big break in Badmaash Company which gave me a footing in the films,” says the Undekhi 2, Sultan and Detect-ive Byomkesh Bakshy actor.

Chang adds, “I greatly feel that the industry as well as Mumbai as a city has accepted me with open arms. Otherwise, a qualified dentist who took a chance in the singing field became a known actor is a proof enough that I actually got to meet and work with some amazing people here without any prejudice. They not only helped me to become what I am but also stood by me.”

Adding further about his quest to become an actor, Chang says, “It was not easy to dabble into acting as it’s a creative art that takes your blood and sweat! But, after all these years, I’m in love with the craft and raring for more good roles. I am hopeful, in coming time, I will get to be part of stories that has wide range in terms of characteris-ation and not always take my ethnicity into focus.”

On his bittersweet experience in last two years of pandemic, he shares, “When Covid-19 broke it was a little strange experience for all of us. My social media blew up with mean texts but then there were well-wishers too. It was funny and ironic. I’m a third generation Indian-Chinese. Born and brought up in India, including my grandparents, we have completely integrated here and are a part of the country. I have learnt to take such things in my stride and steadily move on.”

Currently seen playing two different characters on web space, Chang have some interesting projects lined-up. “I am extremely thrilled that good projects are happening for me. My recently released web show Undekhi 2 saw me playing a completely out-of-the box role. The first season was well appreciated by the viewers, so I was all the more game to be a part of the second installment. Also, last month, OTT series 1962: The War in the Hills got released that gave me an opportunity to be part of the history. So, good work is happening.”

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    S Farah Rizvi writes on Bollywood, OTT, television and culture for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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