Nawazuddin Siddiqui, bollywood superstar said that he won’t work for OTT platforms anymore. He called online platforms a “dumping ground for redundant shows.” Population of India is very much attracted towards online streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video and Disney’s Hotstar. These apps have become a big market. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a celebrated film actor, starred in Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games, released in 2018 to international acclaim.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, he said that the “quantity has killed quality,” on the so-called over-the-top (OTT) web platforms. “The platform has become a dumping ground for redundant shows. We either have shows that don’t deserve to be seen in the first place. Or sequels to shows that have nothing more to say,” he said. “It’s become “dhanda” (Hindi for racket) for big production houses and actors… Major film producers in Bollywood have cut lucrative deals with all the big players in the OTT field. Producers get whopping amounts to create unlimited content.”
He added that the “excitement and challenge around the digital medium” that he experienced while working on “Sacred Games” was gone. “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them?” he added. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an actor who came from village in the Uttar Pradesh. He is popular for his success in the Hindi cinema.