‘OTT is a compromised release’: Parineeti Chopra opens up on films releasing online
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra recently opened up on the films releasing on the over-the-top or OTT platforms. She said that she would “hate” it if her films release online on these platforms and termed it as a compromise because of the pandemic.
The sudden change in trend has been a new topic in Bollywood for a long time now. A lot of actors have spoken about their views on OTT release where some of them are comfortable and others like Ayushman Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra feel that cinema should never die.
In an interview with Filmfare, Ishaqzaade actress Parineeti Chopra said, "Somehow we are still traditional and feel like OTT is a compromised release. But you never know, everyone is changing his or her way of thinking and functioning."
She further added, "Maybe, OTT will become more important now. But there's that traditional Indian cine-goer in me, who believes cinema will never die. We want our films to release in theatres, whenever it happens".
The actress was promoting her upcoming film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar right before India went into lockdown. Other than Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Parineeti Chopra's upcoming projects include The Girl On The Train and Saina Nehwal biopic.
Speaking about her films, Parineeti told Filmfare, that "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was all set to release. We were two days into promotions when all of this happened. The Girl On The Train is not ready yet as they are in midst of editing and locking the final cuts. Weirdly, it's a blessing in disguise. Because I know once the lockdown ends, they will work on it and then decide whether they want a theatrical or an OTT release”.
“Same goes with the Saina Nehwal biopic. All these films are so important to me. I have literally bet my life on them and worked hard on them. I would hate for them to have a compromised release," she said.
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Vicky Donor actor Ayushmaan Khurana also opened up in an interview with the movie portal Film Companion earlier this week. He said, “I came to Mumbai to be an actor, and watching myself on the big screen still gives me a high. If I had an option, I would’ve stuck to a theatrical release but this was the producer’s decision which I had no say in."
His upcoming movie, Gulabo Sitabo, released on Amazon Prime today. It's a comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar, produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, and written by Juhi Chaturvedi. Set in Lucknow, it stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana as warring men. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was not released theatrically but is release worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on 12 June 2020.
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