March 5, 2021
The CBS Post

THE VOICE OF CBS

CBS Alum Stars in Netflix Movie

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While known for our usual placement record, CBS is rarely in the limelight for taking unconventional roads. This isn’t necessarily a milestone for institutional success but for the artistic talent found in the nook of Nescafe, it rarely materializes beyond Delhi’s collegiate circuit. Even the patrons of these arts focus only on the managerial aspect of their time in cultural societies to further their academic goals. Among many reasons why people don’t choose unconventional career paths, lack of a precedent to follow might be one of the frontrunners.

Breaking this cycle, Chayan Chopra, CBS Batch of 2019, explored performing arts as a viable career. His debut movie, Guilty, released as a Netflix Original on March 6, 2020. Trending on first place on Netflix India and several other countries, the movie starring Kiara Advani, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor and Gurfateh Pirzada received both critical and popular acclaim. Having served as president of CBS DramSoc, Fourth Wall Productions, Chayan had been performing on stage for the past three years.

Setting a new precedent on the viability of taking unconventional career paths, he joins seniors Akshay Raheja who worked with playwright Abhishek Majumdar and Hanita Bhambhri, a professional singer, who recently signed a record deal with Sony. As the list of those who travel the road less travelled elongates, it might no longer be less travelled. The CBS Post would like to congratulate Chayan for this monumental achievement. We’re proud of you!