Nawazuddin Siddiqui talked about the quality of content on digital streaming platforms. The actor was referring to Indian content on OTT platforms.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, the Manto actor opened up about what he believes is causing a decline in the quality of web series on digital streaming platforms.
He thinks with the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a spike in the production of content for OTT platforms. This increased production is why quality content runs sparse with an emphasis on quantity.
“Yeh toh hai, bauhaut zyaada ho raha hai. [There is a lot of content]. Ultimately, after some time, it will settle down. Abhi dhool udd rahi hai, settle ho jaayegi [The wind has gained momentum now, it will settle soon]. Also, both mediums, films, and web will work together,” he said.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to excessive production of OTT content, which has, in turn, damaged the quality.
The 46-year-old artist elaborated how people tranistioned from television to OTT platforms for the quality. Yet the production race has affected quality on digital streaming platforms as well.
“Quality toh damage hui hai, [quality has been damaged] in a very bad way. People want to watch content, and good acting, it can’t be that you give them just about anything, or take some star. It won’t be a hit. The audience on OTT is different, they want to watch good content.”
The Kahani actor was one of the first Hindi cinema to ride the OTT tide in India. Since then he’s established a career with revered web series like Sacred Games, Raat Akeli Hai, Serious Men, etc.
Largely known for his indie gems, Nawazuddin Siddiqui still transitions between film and web series.