Actor Sanjay Suri, the famous Bollywood face has kept on sharing his views on how effective the OTT platform has been for the freedom to creativity. Apart from being an active part of a number of digital shows, news has been coming about the veteran actor busy on working for four web series but, not as an actor, as a producer.
The “Jhankaar Beats” and My Brother Nikhil actor has been featured in web shows such as the “Inside Edge” and “Dev DD”.
On being asked about the reason of liking for the digital space, Sanjay Suri said, “Firmly cementing their place as a medium that is finding more takers with every passing day, OTT platforms have given a lot of opportunity and freedom to creativity. Writers have been given a new lease of life as they are now exploring new stories without worrying about cinemas and other advertising-supported content.”
He further added, “Coming to actors, the characters written today will always be bigger than their larger than life persona. It is great to see one getting to play so many diverse roles in the long format. There is much room to explore and experiment. The demand for such content by audiences is now at an all-time high.”
However, his only concern was about the only danger that viewers today expect the “content to be free, just like how peanuts come free with a beer”.
Talking about his lined up web shows, Sanjay Suri mentioned, “When it comes to my acting, I am currently working on ‘Leila’ and shooting another show for another platform. As a producer, I am in the process of developing four series and two films under my banner.
He is also a star cast for the second season of Viu’s “Love, Lust and Confusion” show.
He will be playing a bike enthusiast and when asked about his inclination towards bike love, Sanjay Suri said, “You’re taking me back to the days when guys my age were influenced by the cult film ‘Top Gun’. The movie had such an impact on me that I owned a Yamaha 350 in 1991-1993. Been there, done that for me with bikes, now I’ve outgrown the desire.”
Talking about his role in the series, he said, “It was a well-defined role right from the word go. The character, Amritendu Roy Choudhary, had been a major influence on the lead character, Poromo. Being her professor in college, it was he who inspired her to follow her own list”
Sanjay Suri has two films lined up at the post-production stage, “Ateet” and “Jhalki” while, he also mentioned about another upcoming saying, “I have another film, with (filmmaker) Prakash Jha. It will come out this year.”