Streaming platforms have certainly democratized the Hindi film industry and given opportunities to new actors, writers and directors who would not have gotten such ample opportunities if the film world was still dominated by the big screen. Of late, we’ve seen some good films and shows come out on OTT platforms and actor Priyanka Chopra has also vouched for them. The actor has said that people should embrace OTT platforms as they offer diverse content for people to consume.
“That’s what you’re seeing in Indian cinema – the freedom of streaming services is allowing people to have larger thoughts than the formula that existed before. That there should be five songs, a fight sequence. That formula has gone away. Now people want to tell great, real stories, with which they identify,” the actor told reporters during a virtual press conference. “It’s amazing because it gives new writers, actors, filmmakers an opportunity to come into an industry that was monopolised for a long time by a very specific number of people. It’s a great time for growth, entertainment and specifically for Indian cinema,” she added.
She also said that OTT platforms were “spreading culture, teaching people, educating them” and that “there’s a large, new audience that is being exposed to all kinds of Indian cinema”.