for the previous few months owing to the pandemic, OTT platforms haven’t simply turned out to be a blessing for the audiences but additionally acted as a saviour for lots of actors’ careers. Aaditi Pohankar considers herself one of them. The actor commends the platform for bringing to the entrance many skills equivalent to her, who in any other case would have gone unnoticed.
“I think they (OTTs) are the future of good content and cinema. They also provide good opportunities for new emerging talent. There are a lot of parts which are written now that’ll provide range and variety, to actors, directors and writers. I think this is the next big thing in cinema,” says Pohankar, who has starred in Imtiaz Ali’s SHE and Praksah Jha’s Aashram.
Before her net initiatives, the actor’s lone Hindi challenge was Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), apart from just a few regional movies. Did she ever suppose that choosing an OTT challenge versus doing a movie was a danger?
“I don’t understand what risk and OTT projects have to do with each other. As an actor, I look out for scripts, and if I get a script where I can perform, where there is strong, driven and passionate character, with a maker like Imitiaz Ali, as an actor I only see it from one point of view. That is that I am very fortunate to get scripts like She and Aashram,” the 25-year-old explains.
The actor additional shares that the complete thought of her journey as an actor could be very distinct in phrases of scripts and administrators.
“Both the directors are known to be veterans, and I am drawn to these directors. If they are making something, I am on board for their project. I don’t know what the risk in this would be, because they’ve been around longer than most, longer than me for sure, as I am a newcomer. I was more than happy, in fact, to be working with these veteran directors. The shows have also been very successful and that has opened a lot of doors for me as an actor,” she says.
Many TV actors have complained how they are typecast and thus they get restricted work alternatives. Pohankar feels that’s not the case with regards to OTT area.
“I don’t know what a TV actors tag is and hence I don’t know what an OTT actor tag would be. An actor is an actor, if you can perform and if you are liked by the audience, you are an actor. I don’t know about any tags like these,” she concludes.