Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most talented actor and gem of Bollywood. He is Know for his versatile role. One of the most loved actor in the industry.
He is also one of the first Indian actor to join the OTT platforms and started his new journey as an actors. But he is not happy with the type of content that has been coming on these platforms.
In an interview he said that he is no longer interested in working in the OTT platforms and wishes to quit.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said he will stop working on productions made for India’s burgeoning streaming market, calling online platforms a “landfill for redundant entertainment”.
Since the last lockdown the OTT platforms has become a major entertainment enjoying sites. In India there are now over 1.3 billion streamer on OTT Platforms. The streaming giants are Netflix, Amazon , Disney’s Hotstar where there are lot of new and amazing shows everyday.
Nawaz, a celebrated film actor, starred in Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games, released in 2018 to international acclaim. But the 47-year-old told Bollywood Hungama in an interview published on the weekend that “quantity has killed quality” on the so-called over-the-top (OTT) web platforms.
It’s become ‘dhanda’ (Hindi for racket) for big production houses and actors… Major film producers in Bollywood have cut lucrative deals with all the big players in the OTT field. Producers get whopping amounts to create unlimited content.
He added that the “excitement and challenge around the digital medium” that he experienced while working on Sacred Games was gone. “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them?” he added.
Not just that, he also hinted at an all-new star system that has replaced the one that was prevalent in the industry. He added “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them? Yeh star system bade parde ko kha gaya (this star system killed the big screen). Now we have so-called stars on OTT claiming big money and throwing tantrums like Bollywood A-listers. They forget content is king. Woh zamana chala gaya when stars ruled. Before this lockdown and the digital domination, A-listers would release their films in 3,000 theatres across the country. People had no choice but to see them. Now they have unlimited choices.”
Nawazuddin’s journey is described as one of the great success story. In the history of Bollywood he also had a very humble beginning. He comes from a small village in northern Uttar Pradesh.
Siddiqui began his career in 2000 when he came to Mumbai and did many small roles in various movies. Than in 2010 when he played the role of an journalist in Peepli Live which gained him recognition as an actor. Since than he has working on various big projects and now is a well known personality and Superstar of Bollywood.
India’s $ 24 billion entertainment market by accounting giant EY is already one of the largest markets in the world, but smartphone adoption is expected to continue to grow over the next few year