The fact that the entertainment industry is going through a revolutionary phase with the onset of OTT platforms is undeniable. Ziddi Dil Maane Na actor Angad Hasija can’t agree more.
“OTT has become a different industry altogether. I find it very happening and love sitting at home and watching Netflix. I have seen that not only the youth but many adults and elders have shifted to OTT as they get variations, different concepts, approaches and presentation there. It is a good thing as an industry that is all-new in its own way has started. TV was always there and will always be there. We can’t compare these two mediums, they will co-exist, but definitely OTT is a step ahead,” says the actor, who has done TV shows such as Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, Phulwa, Amrit Manthan and Waaris.
Multiple mediums can co-exist. The audience has too many options and that is probably the reason why viewership is scattered, according to many. “Today you can watch variations on TV and watch OTT as well. There are so many varieties for the viewers to choose from. Earlier we used to get bored but today we have so many new things. Also for actors, it’s a great platform as they have got a variation as well and more doors have opened up to showcase their talent. Same for those working behind the scene,” Angad Hasija adds.
The pace of working is very fast in all industries including entertainment and that is somewhere causing the unsaid mental fatigue. And, we did have much to do given that Covid stopped or postponed work.
“Things that were stopped for two years have now begun to flow. I don’t think anyone would have a problem with it. For the past two years, things had become very slow and now things are in a routine. Work from home people are loaded as they have multiple jobs and do not get rest. I feel things will settle down slowly and I pray everything comes back on track,” he explains.