The biggest advantage of success is that it gives you the confidence to take more risks. So, one can imagine Siddharth Malhotra Happy to gamble more, a year after the resounding success of Sher Shah (2021). One such move is Rohit Shetty’s foray into digital entertainment with the Indian Police Force, which also stars Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Vivek Oberoi. Did he have any apprehensions before taking the leap? “For a young star, there can be no doubt in working with Rohit Shetty. [I like that] He presents Hindi film heroes in a macho manner. I was [eager] To try your hand at action. When he came up with the idea of OTT, I was playing. Who doesn’t want to be a cop in Rohit Shetty’s world? He is the OG action film director,” the actor smiles.
Indian entertainment has changed dramatically in the last two years thanks to the OTT boom. With new stories available to the audience on their phones and laptops, theaters are losing viewership. Malhotra, whose Thank God opposite Ajay Devgn is gearing up to hit the marquee, admits that actors and filmmakers will have to up their game. “The lines between OTT and [theatrical] Movies. I am glad that people have the option to watch content on the phone. This is an interesting challenge for film actors; we have more to do [lure] them in theatres. At the same time, today all young artists are
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Certainly, the advent of OTT has catapulted one’s stardom as well. While a crop of star-actors have emerged thanks to digital entertainment, the bigwigs of Bollywood are also happy to trade the big screen for laptop screens. How does he see change? ,[Earlier]The means of entertainment were few. Today, we have theater, social media, and multiple avenues for content consumption. Therefore, the qualification as a star has changed today. Now there is a star in every category and with that the game has also changed. The greed for movies will always be there. Now, we have the advantage of technology and [employing] Inventive ways of telling stories. When I was struggling, all I had was TV and movies to explore. But now, I have more [mediums],