Even because the opening of theatres stand pushed as of now and movies are queuing up for launch on OTTs, actor Atul Kulkarni feels that it isn’t a long run resolution and there’ll all the time be a distinction between the 2 mediums.
“I don’t think the audience feels that way that OTT is going to be the way now. The audience is extremely clear about the platforms when they go and see a film. They perceive them both differently. They go to see star in theatres, on OTTs they are looking at content more. It is high time that we understand that ingredient in both the mediums may be the same but there is no point drawing parallels,” he shares.
Lauding the OTT platforms for being way more democratic to actors, the 54-year-old, who has dabbled with the medium with initiatives resembling The Test Case, City of Dreams and upcoming present, Bandish Bandits, says what attracts him is the eye to particulars given to characters.
“It is a wonderful platform, especially keeping in mind the times that we live in right now. You get to do a character which are written in depth, and have a lot of complexities and also the variety,” he provides.
The actor additionally factors out that the most effective factor in regards to the digital platform is that it’s nonetheless left untouched by the star-craze.
“Basically the audiences need to like the story and plot and love the character. Initially, they might get attracted to the big names attached to a show or film. But if you cannot hold them for more than 15 minutes, then the names don’t matter beyond a point. This is the medium of writers and directors, more than the actors,” Kulkarni opines.
Stressing on how OTTs are now not the way forward for leisure however reasonably has develop into the current extra so now amid this disaster, the actor says that what has labored for the platforms is its potential to offer private viewing expertise.
“The sheer availability has been its biggest reason for success. It is not just about films and shows but also about documentaries and shorts,” he says.