The previous few months have been tough for everybody and particularly for folks within the movie trade, feels Shriya Pilgaonkar. The actor says with no movie shoots taking place through the lockdown, it was the OTT platforms which got here to the rescue of all artistic folks.
“OTT has been the one type of inventive launch and someplace whereas all of us hope that cinemas throughout, that’s not going to die anytime quickly. It’s good to see that every one sorts of tasks, large small, industrial unbiased have discovered a spot due to OTT,” shares Pilgaonkar, who had two tasks that launched amid the pandemic- The Gone Recreation and Crackdown.
The actor feels for any maker a very powerful factor is for his challenge to achieve folks.
“And in a time like this, the truth that now we have these platforms is a blessing. We are able to see numerous work by filmmakers. There’s no monopoly of 1 form like we see in movies. We frequently see that smaller movies don’t get launch and their conflict of dates,” she provides.
Whereas the OTT platforms have now piqued the curiosity of many large actors as effectively and a number of other are heading the digital means, the 31-year-old is optimistic that it’s going to nonetheless be about “content material and expertise” extra than simply the names.
“I wish to hope that expertise will proceed to get its due on OTT. With movies, it’s extra of enterprise choices which can be taken. I’ve additionally seen that lots of people are casting actors based mostly on social media numbers and I don’t agree with it as a result of your success isn’t the variety of followers you have got,” she factors out.
However, Pilgaonkar feels there are nonetheless people who find themselves not pushed by these elements. “The nice filmmakers and productions homes have a precedence in place, they won’t determine on these elements. I’m not destructive about it. OTT actors are additionally stars in their very own proper. The definition of a star is altering, it isn’t about how a lot cash you get however it’s also going to be concerning the high quality of labor you do,” she concludes.