Anushka Sharma: I believe cinema and OTT will co-exist

Actress-producer Anushka Sharma is over the moon with the raving reviews her debut web production “Paatal Lok” has received. She doesn’t just want to credit any particular thing and says it’s everyone’s victory together.

“When we were making the show we weren’t thinking of it to be the best show, we were just trying to tell a story and we just wanted to stay true to the story. Today when the show is getting appreciated on these lines it makes us feel very happy that it is being called the best show that India has ever produced.” Anushka told IANS in tete-a-tete.

She added that she and her brother Karnesh, right from the beginning, were always “inspired by the work that was happening throughout the world”.

“OTT platforms allow you to kind of sample the content that is being created world over in Ireland, Turkey, America, Israel, United Kingdom. It enables you to see the content creators all over the world and the work that they do and we would obviously get very inspired by that and always desire to create that kind of content, which can inspire people and which we felt very inspired through.”

As soon as the show aired, Anushka received a barrage of messages from friends and colleagues.

“Today, when we get calls from so many of our colleagues and filmmakers that they felt inspired after watching ‘Paatal Lok’, it makes us feel that we have done something that was truly inspiring,” Anushka said.

Anushka, who has already bankrolled ventures like “NH10”, “Phillauri” and “Pari”, says the reason she stepped into the exciting world of digital content is because the space allows filmmakers to express freely.

She stressed that the OTT platform has always been an avenue “which was interesting to us producers.” Liberty is one thing that the platform offers, she feels.

Anushka feels that the theater going experience and OTT platforms will co-exist together. 

Image courtesy of IANS

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