Exclusive! Nawazuddin Siddiqui: There is no monopoly in OTT – Times of India


There was a point when Nawazuddin Siddiqui owned OTT because other actors were reluctant to be part of the content made for streaming platforms. But the year 2020 proved to be a gamechanger for streaming sites and blurred the lines between cinema and OTT content, encouraging several Bollywood stars to make their foray into the web space. However, Nawaz continued to make his presence felt with a couple of entertainers, even going on to bag an award for one. Nawazuddin, who won Best Actor at the Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards 2020 for ‘Raat Akeli Hai’, feels that such streaming platforms make for a democratic environment.

Speaking exclusively to ETimes, Nawauddin shares that OTT has thrown open the doors for talented actors. He says, “OTT has emerged as a democratic platform for actors. There is no monopoly in OTT; it has given an opportunity to a lot of actors along with entertaining fans with numerous series and films. Such a democratic environment should be adopted in theatres too because our country has a lot of talent, be it in terms of directors or actors. OTT has proved that there are many talented actors who were lost because of the theatres,” he asserts.

Nawazuddin has recently returned to the sets to begin shooting for ‘Sangeen’, directed by Jaideep Chopra.



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