Nawazuddin Siddiqui says the success of OTT platforms does not affect the fame of superstars.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that even a bad film easily makes 20-30 crores on the first day when it is released in thousands of theatres across the country.

By Apoorv Shandilya, February 01, 2021 10:20 IST

As theatres across the country are slowly reopening, many are concerned that the success of OTT platforms will harm the commercial success of many films. However, actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui isn’t concerned at all about how much money films will make post-pandemic. Siddiqui is soon going to London to shoot for his next film Jogira with Neha Sharma. The actor spoke about the difficulties of shooting during the pandemic. He said, “Shooting during Covid-19 times is tough. I was a bit scared and wondered how things would be. But thankfully, all the precautions are being taken and we are in the outskirts so there aren’t many people around.”
Speaking about the success of OTT platforms the actor added saying, “I think cinema and OTT can coexist as both platforms are great in their own ways. OTT is liberating and democratic. Wahan monopoly nahin chalti, jo screens pe hoti hai. There is an audience who wants to watch a different kind of films but when such movies release in a limited number of theatres, it gets difficult for them to reach its audience. Ek bakwas film bhi agar 5000 screens pe release ho toh, woh bhi 20-30 crore banayegi first-day par. On OTT, the viewership for us and a superstar is the same. The viewer decides which movie they want to watch. I am glad that the star-system has been levelled to some extent on the digital platform as the audience is not just about 5000 screens but on a global level. The show or film that garners attention and audience are on a worldwide level, which is phenomenal.”

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