Nawazuddin Siddiqui To Quit OTT Platforms, Says “When I can’t bear to watch them, how can I bear to be in them?”

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui known for his iconic roles in Gangs of wassaypur, sacred games and more, announced that he would be leaving the OTT scene and called the industry “a dumping ground for redundant shows”. The actor was one of the few who made OTT series and films a major player in the Indian industry with his series being the first Indian series to top charts, sacred games.

In a conversation with Bollywood Humgama, he said, “The platform has become a dumping ground for redundant shows. We either have shows that don’t deserve to be seen in the first place. Or sequels to shows that have nothing more to say. It’s become ‘dhanda’ for big production houses and actors. Major film producers in Bollywood have cut lucrative deals with all the big players in the OTT field. Producers get whopping amounts to create unlimited content”.

He also added, “When I can’t bear to watch them how can I bear to be in them?” He criticized other OTT stars for throwing tantrums and said “Yeh star system bade parde ko kha gaya. Now we have so-called stars on OTT claiming big money and throwing tantrums like Bollywood A-listers. They forget. Content is king. Woh zamana chala gala. When stars ruled. Before this lockdown and the digital domination, A-listers would release their films in 3,000 theatre across the country. People had no choice but to see them. Now they have unlimited choices”.

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