- Nawazuddin has starred in Sacred Games and different OTT hits
- He has obtained an International Emmy nomination this yr
- “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them,” he mentioned
Bollywood celebrity Nawazuddin Siddiqui mentioned he’ll cease working in productions made for India’s booming streaming market, calling on-line platforms a “dumping ground for redundant shows.” India’s inhabitants of 1.3 billion individuals has attracted streaming giants Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video and Disney’s Hotstar, all eager to faucet into an enormous and fast-growing market. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a celebrated movie actor, starred in Netflix’s first Indian unique sequence Sacred Games, launched in 2018 to worldwide acclaim.
But the 47-year-old instructed leisure website Bollywood Hungama in an interview printed on the weekend that “quantity has killed quality” on the so-called over-the-top (OTT) internet platforms. “The platform has become a dumping ground for redundant shows. We either have shows that don’t deserve to be seen in the first place. Or sequels to shows that have nothing more to say,” he mentioned.
“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 skilled whereas engaged on “Sacred Games” was gone. “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them?” he added.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been described as certainly one of Hindi cinema’s nice success tales. He got here from humble beginnings in a village within the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and made it massive in Bollywood after shifting to India’s movie capital Mumbai in 2000.
The Indian leisure market – valued at $24 billion by accountancy large EY – is already one of many world’s greatest, whereas smartphone adoption is forecast to develop additional in coming years.
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