Shriya Pilgaonkar had two projects that released amid the pandemic- The Gone Game and Crackdown.
Shriya Pilgaonkar had two projects that released amid the pandemic- The Gone Game and Crackdown.

Shriya Pilagonkar: There is no monopoly on OTT like in films

Actor Shriya Pilagonkar is optimistic that OTTs will still be about content and talent, and not names.
By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:13 PM IST

The past few months have been difficult for everyone and especially for people in the film industry, feels Shriya Pilgaonkar. The actor says with no film shoots happening during the lockdown, it was the OTT platforms which came to the rescue of all creative people.

“OTT has been the only form of artistic release and somewhere while we all hope that cinemas all over, that is not going to die anytime soon. It’s good to see that all kinds of projects, big small, commercial independent have found a place because of OTT,” shares Pilgaonkar, who had two projects that released amid the pandemic- The Gone Game and Crackdown.

The actor feels for any maker the most important thing is for his project to reach people.

“And in a time like this, the fact that we have these platforms is a blessing. We can see diverse work by filmmakers. There’s no monopoly of one kind like we see in films. We often see that smaller films don’t get release and their clash of dates,” she adds.

 

While the OTT platforms have now piqued the interest of many big actors as well and several are heading the digital way, the 31-year-old is optimistic that it will still be about “content and talent” more than just the names.

“I would like to hope that talent will continue to get its due on OTT. With films, it is more of business decisions that are taken. I have also noticed that a lot of people are casting actors based on social media numbers and I don’t agree with it because your success is not the number of followers you have,” she points out.

But, Pilgaonkar feels there are still people who are not driven by those factors. “The good filmmakers and productions houses have a priority in place, they will not decide on those factors. I am not negative about it. OTT actors are also stars in their own right. The definition of a star is changing, it is not about how much money you get but it is also going to be about the quality of work you do,” she concludes.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Bobby Deol's career took a new turn in 2020 with the release of Class of 83 and Aashram series.
Bobby Deol's career took a new turn in 2020 with the release of Class of 83 and Aashram series.

When Bobby Deol would get irritated on being called 'behenji'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:33 AM IST
Happy birthday Bobby Deol: The actor had once narrated a funny incident from his childhood when people would mistake him for a woman over phone and address him as 'behenji' and how it would irritate him no end.
Close
Kangana Ranaut is working on a sequel to Manikarnika.
Kangana Ranaut is working on a sequel to Manikarnika.

Kangana says she'll direct Manikarnika Returns unless she finds 'someone better'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut said that she plans to direct Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda unless she finds 'someone better' than her. She added, however, that she is happy being just an actor as well.
Close
David Dhawan and Laali Dhawan with Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal.
David Dhawan and Laali Dhawan with Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal.

When Varun Dhawan joked that his parents had given up on him, adopted Natasha

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:46 PM IST
Varun Dhawan had once shared a picture of Natasha Dalal, with his parents, David Dhawan and Laali, and joked that they had replaced him with her.
Close
The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.
The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.

Adarsh Gourav, The Disciple score nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • Director Chaitanya Tamhane's The Disciple, which opened to critical acclaim at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, has been nominated in the Best International Film category at the 36th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Adarsh Gourav has been nominated for Best Male Lead, for The White Tiger.
Close
Amitabh Bachchan shows off his new mask.
Amitabh Bachchan shows off his new mask.

Amitabh's grandkids, Navya and Agastya, can't get enough of his high-tech mask

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • Amitabh Bachchan showed off his new Covid-19 mask on social media, and his grandchildren -- Navya and Agastya Nanda -- couldn't get enough of it.
Close
Boney Kapoor is the producer of Maidaan.
Boney Kapoor is the producer of Maidaan.

Boney Kapoor 'upset' about RRR-Maidaan clash, says Ajay Devgn was blindsided

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:38 PM IST
  • Producer Boney Kapoor and his Maidaan director, Amit Sharma, are miffed about RRR potentially clashing with their film at the box office.
Close
Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.
Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.

Hrithik goes on hike with Zayed Khan, shares rare picture with ex-brother-in-law

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • Hrithik Roshan has shared a rare picture with ex-brother-in-law Zayed Khan, who accompanied him on a hike. See the picture here.
Close
Actor Luv Sinha has been a part of the films Sadiyaan and Paltan.
Actor Luv Sinha has been a part of the films Sadiyaan and Paltan.

Luv Sinha: Wouldn’t call my film journey easy, never asked my father to call anyone

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Son of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha and brother of Sonakshi Sinha, actor Luv Sinha says his journey has been his own, and he didn’t use his connections to further his career.
Close
Actor Amyra Dastur was recently seen in the web show Tandav.
Actor Amyra Dastur was recently seen in the web show Tandav.

Amyra Dastur: I have been struggling for so long, 2021 is going to be my year

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Actor Amyra Dastur talks about her struggle so far finally paying off, and being busy with a slate of projects in this phase of her career.
Close
Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull will release on OTT this year, while Salman Khan’s Radhe will have a theatrical release.
Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull will release on OTT this year, while Salman Khan’s Radhe will have a theatrical release.

Attaining a fine balance: How OTTs and theatres will cope with coexistence in 2021

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:51 PM IST
As theatres start opening up in the country, will the convenience of OTTs, which is so fitting in with our culture today, be replaced? We talk to actors and filmmakers to understand if there is a middle ground.
Close
Varun Dhawan tied the knot with Natasha Dalal on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan tied the knot with Natasha Dalal on Sunday.

Varun Dhawan 'transforms into debonair prince' in new pre-wedding video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:50 PM IST
  • Designer Manish Malhotra has shared a behind-the-scenes video of Varun Dhawan getting fitted for his wedding with Natasha Dalal. Watch the video here.
Close
Gauri Khan poses in Paris.
Gauri Khan poses in Paris.

Gauri is feeling 'nostalgia for Paris' in stunning throwback, Malaika is in awe

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:34 PM IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan's wife, Gauri Khan, has shared a throwback photo from Paris, leaving Maheep Kapoor and Malaika Arora in awe.
Close
Priyanka Chopra briefly studied in the US.
Priyanka Chopra briefly studied in the US.

Priyanka says facing racist bullying in US high school affected her 'adversely'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra, who was picked on by other children at an American high school for her ethnicity, said that the bullying shook her confidence.
Close
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's roka ceremony reportedly took place in February last year.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's roka ceremony reportedly took place in February last year.

Photos from Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s secret roka ceremony surface online

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are seen glowing with happiness in pictures from their hush-hush roka ceremony last year. See them here.
Close
Kangana Ranaut has vocally opposed the farmers' protests.
Kangana Ranaut has vocally opposed the farmers' protests.

Kangana calls for those who supported 'so-called' farmers' protest to be jailed

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • Actor Kangana Ranaut, in an incendiary video, has called for everybody who supported the 'so-called' farmers' protests to be jailed.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP