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Naseeruddin Shah on OTT Releases: It Is Foolish to Imagine That Movie Palaces Will Last Forever

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Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah feels OTT platforms might just replace the theatre viewing experience in the future. “I have a fear that this will happen. When movies started being shown on Doordarshan in a regular way, I thought that the day is not very far when movies are going to premiere on television. One of Mahesh Bhatt’s films ‘Janam’ did premiere on television. It was the first one to do so, and since then more films have premiered. It is foolish to imagine that the movie palaces will last forever. One has to live with the possibility that they will one day no longer be there,” Shah told IANS. Gajraj Rao Has ‘No Complaint’ About Getting Recognition Quite Late in Life, Says ‘If I Had Gotten It 10 Years Ago I Would’ve Felt Better’

Talking about the OTT advantage, he said: “A lot of good writing is happening on OTT. A lot of novel ideas are being tried, because we don’t have the burden of the censors sitting on our heads. But that is not going to last, I’m sure the censors are going to jump in sooner or later. The other thing is that they don’t have the pressure of a producer saying include this or include that, cast this actor, include this song or a fight scene. All these nonsensical suggestions come from producers and distributors. Vidyut Jammwal Isn’t Disappointed with Yaara and Khuda Haafiz’s Straight-to-OTT Release, Here’s Why

On OTT, filmmakers don’t have to worry about such pressure, either. As a result, a lot of interesting work is happening on the OTT platforms. Also the short films that several youngsters are making — some of them are quite fantastic! I have done three or four (short films), and I thoroughly enjoy working on the OTT platform.” The much-feted Shah has just started his OTT journey with the upcoming Amazon Prime web series, “Bandish Bandits”. He plays a classical musician in the show.

Throwing light on the show and his character, he shared: “The theme is to do with a clash between traditional and modern music. I am playing an orthodox, close-minded, traditional classical music teacher. With him, it is always my way or the highway. He is trying to train his grandson (played by Ritwik Bhowmik) to take his place in what he calls his own gharana.” Life has changed drastically for everyone in the last few months owing to the pandemic. Talking about his personal life, the veteran actor made a confession about a realisation that he has had during the nationwide lockdown.

“The realisation that I’ve had is that I don’t help in the house as much as I should, and I have started doing that. That was a big realisation! I seldom stepped into the kitchen but now I am a regular in the kitchen. I also help in the cleaning and mopping and feeding the cat,” he shared. Not just household chores, Shah has also been utilising the time to pursue his hobbies, and hence boredom could not find its way into his mind.

“I’ve also found a way to tackle boredom. I haven’t been bored at all in these five months because of the fact that nothing is awaiting you. So you just find something to occupy yourself at this time, and that’s what both Ratna (his wife) and I have been doing. I’ve been brushing up on my Urdu, I’ve read all the plays of Shakespeare and I’ve been practicing the sargam on my harmonium, which takes a good hour and a half, and it is great fun!” he smiled.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 01, 2020 12:44 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)

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Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:

We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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