Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says actors are setting new benchmarks for acting on OTT platforms amid the current pandemic

Bollywood films Over the last six months like Gulabo Sitabo, and Shakuntala Devi have opted for direct release on OTT platforms.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: August 28, 2020 16:13 IST
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says actors are setting new benchmarks for acting on OTT platforms amid the current pandemic

While the filmmakers and producers behind Bollywood films are split between OTT platforms and theatres, Shekhar Kapur has taken a stand. The filmmaker recently took to Twitter to express how he thinks that actors are setting new benchmarks for acting on OTT platforms. The filmmaker tweeted writing, "With cinema theatres closing down, and everyone watching series and films online, amazing new acting talent is coming on to the OTT platforms. These actors are setting new standards.”

 
Many fans also agreed with Shekhar Kapur’s assessment of budding actors on OTT platforms. One can wrote, “Amit Sadh, Rasika Duggal, Trupti Dimri, Vikrant Massey, Neeraj Kabi etc r rising n shining stars of OTT."
 
Another wrote: "Yes lots of hidden talents emerging as they were overshadowed by nepo kids who were not so talented but deliberately films were given to them cuz of influential background! Wondered Y investors had to invest on few flop nepokids in spite of knowing the facts it's gonna be big flop."
 
Kapur has been also sharing lessons of life on Twitter. A few days ago, a fan asked him: "Hey Sir why ain't you doing more films?"
 
To this, Kapur replied: "Because films have become a business rather than a means of creative expression. Films were always meant to be a balance between creativity and business. But now it's much more of a business."
 
Recently amazon prime video’s bandish bandits has shot its lead stars to fame overnight. Bandish bandits has received a lot of praise from fans and critics alike for effectively using its actors with its story.
 


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