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Nawazuddin Siddiqui confirms quitting OTT shows saying, “Quantity has killed quality”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a renowned name in the entire film fraternity. He rose to fame with Gangs Of Wasseypur, and gave some of the remarkable performances in Sacred Games, Raman Raghav 2.0, Raat Akeli Hai to name a few.  And now he has decided to not work on any project for OTT Platforms. Stating that the content of OTT is getting diluted and fans are surprised after his statement.

Talking to Bollywood Hungama, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “The platform has become a dumping ground for redundant shows. We either have shows that don’t deserve to be seen in the first place. Or sequels to shows that have nothing more to say. When I did Sacred Games for Netflix, there was an excitement and challenge around the digital medium. New talent was being given a chance. Now that freshness is gone. It’s become a dhanda (racket) for big production houses and actors who are now so-called stars on the OTT platform. Major film producers in Bollywood have cut lucrative deals with all the big players in the OTT field. Producers get whooping amounts to create unlimited content. Quantity has killed quality.”

He further claimed that he finds the OTT platforms are unbearable. “When I can’t bear to watch them, how can I bear to be in them?” he said.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui fears the growth of a parallel star system on the OTT. He said, “Yeh star system bade parde ko kha gaya (this star system killed the big screen). Now we have so-called stars on OTT claiming big money and throwing tantrums like Bollywood A-listers. They forget. Content is king. Woh zamana chala gala. When stars ruled. Before this lockdown and the digital domination, A-listers would release their films in 3,000 theatres across the country. People had no choice but to see them. Now they have unlimited choices.”

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Disha Yadav

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