Actor Randeep Hooda has made a name for himself in the industry. We know how OTT industry has made its place in the world of cinema. Many people fear that OTT might replace the theatres. The coronavirus pandemic has reaffirmed this. However, actor Randeep Hooda does not feels that the liveliness of the cinema halls cannot be replaced.
Randeep Hooda Opines on How OTT Platforms are Threat to Big Screens
“I don’t think that the cinema watching experience in a large darkened hall with other people, and all the reactions, which is infectious, can ever be replaced,” the actor says with confidence, and continues, “But OTT platforms have recently defined its audience.”
He feels that nothing can replace the magic of stories coming alive on the big screen.
Hooda points out that this change in consumption pattern has not only made the web a lucrative avenue for filmmakers, but is also giving new lease of life to some old projects. Picking examples from his work life, the 44-year-old reveals, “A lot of my films which suffered because of marketing or release (plan), have now found their audience on digital platforms.”
The actor has very well explored the streaming platforms in India and abroad. However, he still believes that the pandemic is responsible for giving boost to the popularity of the medium.
“The growth which was to come in industry in the next five years — in terms of the content we produce or the movies we make — has hastened up because of Covid-19. For all these months when people were in lockdown, they explored a variety of different themes and different executions,” he opines.
And no wonder, the audience today is yearning for something new and different, “because maturity in the audience has come earlier than it would have otherwise.”
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