Charrul Malik, who is currently part of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai and Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, says that the divide between TV and film actors continues to exist. She says that only film actors are considered as superstars.
“It is true that actors get tagged that TV actors get more footage. The reason for this is that they come every day on TV. It has its own pros and cons. On TV, it is believed that an actor gets overexposed. Whereas Bollywood actors are seen once or twice a year in a film. Only film actors are considered big stars, which is really sad. As you can also see that TV actors are also doing well. Be it Manish Paul and Sunil Grover who started with TV and now they are seen in films too. Pankaj Tripathi and Mrunal Thakur are also seen in films now. OTT has given a platform where actors can exhibit and present their talent. There are a lot of stories that are related to rural and urban stories, hot topics, sensational and controversial. OTT has opened a new door for those who haven’t got a chance to work in films. Even if they are getting it, they want to do web series. Web series you can get a lead role or parallel lead but it is not easy to get it in Bollywood. On OTT, there are Bollywood actors, TV actors and also upcoming actors. It’s like a buffet where you can get all kinds of dishes,” Charrul Malik says.
However, with so many platforms giving way to a plethora of content, getting your desired role has become easier. “If you have passion and dedication and you have acting ka keeda inside you, then definitely you should try acting. There are a lot of platforms these days so you should try to audition. Not only on OTT, films or TV but you can also post it on social media. You can upload creative content on social media as well as on YouTube. Where you will obviously be acknowledged if you have good content and are doing well. I have seen a lot of influencers who are really good and working hard. There are a lot of opportunities where you can try your luck. As it is always said you have to work hard in whatever you do. Give your 100% and definitely you will succeed. There are a lot of opportunities around you to decide what you have to do,” she says.