Actor Saqib Saleem on Wednesday stated the emergence of streaming platforms within the nation has not solely made him focus extra on his craft but in addition ensured that artistes return to doing what they need to have at all times executed – simply appearing. Saleem, who made his internet debut in 2018 with “Rangbaaz” and adopted it up with the espionage thriller “Crackdown”, stated the digital medium has lifted the load of conversations surrounding the industrial prospect of a venture which might at all times entangle actors.
“The OTT (over-the-top platform) has made me really feel safe as an actor. Now with the inflow of the OTT platforms, actors have gone again to doing what they need to be doing – simply appearing. We’ve gone again to specializing in our characters, graphs.
“I do not blame actors or anybody, however once we have been solely reliant on theatrical movies, all the things was decided by the primary Friday of a movie’s launch. ‘How a lot the movie goes to open at? Is my movie industrial sufficient? Ought to I do that to make it come out extra?’ Someplace in there, you overlook that your primary job is to behave,” the actor advised reporters right here.
Saleem was talking on the digital trailer launch of his upcoming Eros Now anthology collection “Aisa Waisa Pyaar”, the place he was joined by co-stars Nidhi Singh, Prit Kamani, Adah Sharma and Rajit Kapur.
The 33-year-old actor stated the streaming area has opened up a brand new world for him, the place he’s getting the chance to play various characters. Saleem stated he feels lucky to be at a stage in his profession the place he’s that includes on an online collection and can be awaiting the theatrical launch of his big-ticket sports activities drama movie “83”, scheduled to open in cinema halls this December.
“That is what the OTT world has executed to me, it has made me concentrate on my appearing much more. Think about doing characters which have been out of my consolation zone and my attain. I’m actually having fun with this area. I even have a movie like ’83’ which releases in theatres.
“I’m grasping, I simply need to work. Whether or not you see me in theatres, in your laptop computer or cellular screens, that’s your name. I’ll preserve pushing myself to do fascinating characters,” he added.
On “Aisa Waisa Pyaar”, Saleem stated the energy of the phase wherein he options is its “relatability”.
In line with the makers, the anthology explores totally different shades of affection by means of 4 separate relationship tales criss-crossing one another.
Written and directed by Ashiish Patil, all tales are set within the backdrop of romance and dramedy.
“It’s about how individuals are, most likely how I’m in life with my associate. It has been made with a variety of love. I hope each time individuals see it in addition they see the love in it and resonate with it,” Saleem added.
“Aisa Waisa Pyaar” additionally stars Ahsaas Channa and Sheeba Chaddha. It should premiere on October 27 on Eros Now.