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Kunal Kemmu: ‘I Don’t Feel Underrated but Under-Utilised’

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Like every actor in Bollywood, Kunal Khemu has also seen ups and downs in his career but what keeps him going is the appreciation he has received from the audiences. Kunal feels content with his journey in the industry but at the same time, he believes that his potential as an actor is still untapped. “Today, I don’t feel underrated but under-utilised. But at the same time, I have a different outlook towards things. I feel that I have been doing this for a long time and still doing it. I want to continue doing it for a very long time,” the actor told PTI in an interview. Lootcase Actor Kunal Kemmu Is Overwhelmed by Father’s Response on His Disney+ Hotstar Film.

“On one side, I can feel that I do deserve more and I should have got more but at the same time, I’m thankful for what I have because I could have very well been a forgotten memory. I have realised that the only thing I can do is to keep working on myself,” he added. Lootcase Movie Review: Kunal Kemmu, Rasika Dugal’s Crime Comedy Works Only for Its Cast Who Deserves Smarter Writing and Better Humour.

Kunal’s tryst with Hindi cinema began in the 1990s when he started acting as child artiste with Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sir”, opposite Atul Agnihotri, Pooja Bhatt,  Naseeruddin Shah, and Paresh Rawal.

Over the years, he featured in many critically-acclaimed movies such as “Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke”, “Zakhm”, “Bhai” and “Dushman”.

In 2005, it was again Bhatt that launched Kunal as a lead hero with his 2005 production “Kalyug”. He followed it up with films like “Traffic Signal” and “Superstar”, before venturing into comedies like “Dhol”, Golmaal 3″ and “Go Goa Gone”.

The 37-year-old actor said even today, there are people who would mistake him for a newcomer as he sports the same nervous look ahead of his film’s release.

“There are so many people who have said that I feel like a newcomer because whenever my film comes in one or two years, then I have the same nervousness. I think people have given me a lot of love.

“It has not translated into me getting parts in big films that some people and I also believe that I deserve. But I have always got love from whoever has watched my films. I have got my recognition from them. What would be more detrimental to me is someone saying, ‘I didn’t like you in that film’,” Kunal said.

He currently features in “Lootcase”, a film that, the actor insists, was made for theatres but due to the coronavirus pandemic, was released on streamer Disney+ Hotstar.

“‘Lootcase’ was not made with the intent of releasing it on an OTT platform. The energies associated with it are entirely theatre-centric. When we were making the film, we imagined that the audiences will be enjoying it in a cinema hall.

“When we watch a film with a bigger, then that energy and that atmosphere is entirely different. Somewhere we will miss that.”

Kunal, however, is also very well aware of the positives of launching a movie on a streamer.

“There is a level playing field on the OTT because the content does not have a lifespan like they do on the theatres or on the television. A film won’t be available for just a week or two but it is there forever. Whenever a person feels like, he or she can watch the movie.”

A film can also avoid the usual trappings of the industry that is mostly concerned about the numbers it amasses on its opening day, the actor added.

“The film industry is still run by the whole formula of box office success. People are concerned about the opening of their film as that would decide the future of an actor and a director.

“Such a scenario is not there on OTT as you would never know about the fate of a film. It could be a big hit or not in theatres.”

The film, directed by Rajesh Krishnan, features Kunal as a lower middle class guy who finds a bag loaded with money. What he doesn’t know is that a corrupt politician, an underworld don, and a cop are also after that bag.

Besides him, the film also features Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, and Rasika Dugal. It started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from July 31.

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Discovery Plus Announces Three New Originals, Gets Into OTT Content Creation in India

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Amid the rise of digital platforms in India, Discovery Plus, after stepping in India in March this year, has announced its foray into creating original content for its streaming service in the country with three new originals featuring the stars like Manoj Bajpayee, Rana Daggubati, Neeraj Pandey, and Randeep Hooda. The launch of the originals starting from December 9 has been planned. The line-up includes shows such as “Ladakh Warriors: The Sons Of The Soil” narrated in Hindi by Randeep Hooda, “Mission Frontline” featuring Rana Daggubati, and “Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century” that is presented by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey with Manoj Bajpayee as the host.”Ladakh Warriors: The Sons Of The Soil” showcases the grueling training of the warriors. It will start streaming on December 9. Talking about the show, Randeep said as quoted by Zee News, “With ‘Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil’, we celebrate the snow warriors of India and I couldn’t be happier to be associated with a project like this. To be able to lend my voice to take the story of these heroes to the masses is an honor”.”Ladakh! Land of majestic beauty & home to the Snow Warriors. It’s an honor to narrate Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil which showcases the grueling training of these warriors at the highest Regimental Centre in the world @discoveryplusIN #IndiaKeLiye”, Hooda tweeted. Ladakh! Land of majestic beauty & home to the Snow Warriors. It’s an honor to narrate Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil which showcases the grueling training of these warriors at the highest Regimental Centre in the world @discoveryplusIN #IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/4KIQxHhmlK— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) December 3, 2020 “Mission Frontline” highlights the life of Military Forces, fighting at the border to keep the country safe. The special episode features actor and producer Rana Daggubati, who will experience the difficult life of a soldier and live with the border men at the Border Security Force, Jaisalmer. “It was an experience of a lifetime spending a day with and as a BSF Jawan in Jaisalmer. Stories of war & first-hand experiences have left a mark on me and I shall cherish them forever. Thank you
@discoveryplusIN for Mission Frontline! #IndiaKeLiye”, Rana tweeted.It was an experience of a lifetime spending a day with and as a BSF Jawan in Jaisalmer. Stories of war & first-hand experiences have left a mark on me and I shall cherish them forever. Thank you @discoveryplusIN for Mission Frontline! #IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/tzZLqAYGgS— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) December 3, 2020 Meanwhile, “Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century” uncovers the mysteries behind the excavations of Sinauli (a village in UP). The show will cover the timeline of the finds, the artifacts, and the people involved across each stage of the discovery.”Being a part of ‘Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century’ was enriching in many ways because I got to learn so much more about ancient India. I have been able to see ancient Indian history from a new perspective and to know that this excavation is just the tip of the iceberg, and there is lots more to be discovered in the timeline of Indian history with regards to the Sinauli excavation is certainly exciting”, Manoj Bajpayee said. I have been able to see ancient Indian history from a new perspective through ‘Secrets of Sinauli: Discovery of the Century’ coming soon on @DiscoveryPlusIn @FridayStorytel1 @neerajpofficial#IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/Aufb1NSPNY— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) December 3, 2020 Apart from the upcoming three Indian originals, the streaming platform has planned more than 200 shows in the first half of 2021 including the local and global titles. Stay tuned…

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