In a recent interview with film critic Rajeev Masand, actor Ranbir Kapoor spoke at length about the emergence of OTT platforms.
The exclusive video conference interview took place in association with Pratham, an NGO that works to help underprivileged children in India.
Comparing theatres to OTT, Kapoor said: “The feeling of collectively immersing in a movie, when the audience is together and experiencing emotions together, that sort of feeling cannot be duplicated.”
However, he added that “the line between TV actors or film actors is now diminished due to the emergence of OTT”.
Talking about his own past films, the actor opined: “Films like Wake Up Sid or Rocket Singh would have been better suited for an OTT release. So it depends on the kind of films.”
Kapoor even mulled over the prospect of working on streaming platforms. “I haven’t been offered any interesting scripts yet. I’m definitely not shying away (from OTT) and would love to work on it.”
His upcoming release ‘Brahmāstra’, starring him alongside Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan, has been directed by Ayan Mukerji. He will start shooting for Luv Ranjan’s untitled project on January 5th.
Check out his full interview with Masand where he talks about losing a parent, his absence from social media and upcoming projects among other things:
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