Ajay Devgn says actors switching to OTD are not due to pandemic

Ajay Devgn says actors who switch to OTD are not motivated by contagion (Photo: Instagram / Ajay Devgn)

Ajay Devgn says actors who switch to OTD are not motivated by contagion (Photo: Instagram / Ajay Devgn)

Superstar Ajay Devgn on Monday said that the transition to streaming platforms for many actors is aimed at finding the “right subject” in the long format of storytelling. Kovid 19 Infectious Disease. The pandemic has affected theater businesses across the country, with many in the trade watching the increasing consumption of movies and serials on digital platforms. When the stars like it Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Manoj Bajpayee Before the epidemic hit the country at Sacred Games and The Family Man, respectively, successful shows were headlined, and many other actors like Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Shahid Kapoor will make their digital debuts this year.

Devgan, who is all set to make his OTD debut with Rudra – The Edge of Darkness, said the cast is looking forward to exciting offers from the platforms.

When asked if pandemic players were encouraged to feature in streamers, Devgan told reporters, “No, this is not pandemic. We were always open to OTT shows.” Work also began in 2018 on Rudra – The Edge of Darkness, a remake of the successful British show Luther starring Idris Elba.

“Everyone is open to OTT, you just wait for the right topic. When you are offered it, everyone is ready to do it,” he added.

The actress was speaking at the trailer launch of the show, which is set to release on March 4 on Disney + Hotstar.

Devgan said that as an actor, he is only interested in choosing projects that give him the opportunity to do something new, regardless of the media.

“My job is entertainment. It doesn’t matter where I am. I like the big screen, and I love watching OTT in my personal time. It has increased a lot since the epidemic. You’re in theaters too. In OTT. You have a lot of scope and a lot of new things to do,” he added.

Set in Mumbai, Rudra – The Edge of Darkness is considered a race-against-the-clock thriller that explores the “mentality of intelligent criminals and the detective who hunts them down”.

The 52-year-old actor, who plays a cop in the six-episode series, said he does not see his craft as trivial and is still nervous before a shot, despite being in the industry for more than three decades.

“Every day is a challenge. Despite working for 30 years – people may not have seen it – but before every shot you’re nervous. It may be a simple shot, but you think you can pull it off. It’s a good feeling that keeps you at your fingertips,” he said.

The Tanhaji actor said that he makes sure that he is “his own” when he is not in front of the camera and therefore he is “sensible”.

“It’s not a cakewalk, but I’m not going to get into a character that’s going crazy for six months, and any actor will lose their minds this way.

“If you continue to think, continue to present the character at home, in the office, everywhere, then you will be alone,” he added.

Devgan was also asked at the function whether he believes that South Indian films will take over Hindi films at the box office, the last hit in Bollywood being Suryavanshi, in which he played a special role.

Devgan disagreed, saying it was not really so.

“It’s only been five months since the theaters’ opening, and it’s been a great release for Suryavanshi. He said.

Rudra – The Edge of Darkness is produced by Aplas Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India.

The series was directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, who is best known for his award-winning Marathi film Ventilator.

The show also stars Rashi Khanna, Isha Deol, Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Kalshekar, Tarun Gahlot, Ashish Vidyarthi and Satyadeep Mishra.


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