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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Defends Filmmakers' Rights Release On OTT, 'Do We Even Know When The Audience Will Feel Safe In A Theatre' -EXCLUSIVE

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is all for digital release of movies.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Defends Filmmakers' Rights Release On OTT, 'Do We Even Know When The Audience Will Feel Safe In A Theatre' -EXCLUSIVE
During  recent  months  the  debate on the ethics of  producers bypassing the theatrical  release  of their films to go straight  to  OTT,  has heated up. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is all  for a digital  release.

 “I can understand the  anger  of  movie exhibitors. But can they offer us a solution? Do we even know when the audiences will feel safe in theatres?  How long can we wait? A  film like  my  Bhoomketu  and Raat  Akeli  Hai  can’t afford  to  wait . In fact I feel  this option of releasing digitally is  godsend for an actor like me. So many  of my films  lie unreleased. Ghoomketu was completed  in 2017. It’s a film I’m very proud of. Why haven’t theatre exhibitors shown any interest in these important  unreleased films?”

Nawaz  recommends  the  OTT platform for some of his other long-delayed  projects. “Two of my other unreleased  films which I’m very proud and  would  love to see  release  on  the digital platform  are Mangesh Hadawale’s Dekh Indian Circus and  Geetu Mohandas’s Liars Dice. Both were completed  9  years  ago and are yet to be exhibited in theatres.Why haven’t the movie exhibitors looked at these two films? I am very proud of both films and I look forward to their release  on the OTT platform.”

Nawaz says  he  is in the  mood  for lighthearted  films.  “We need to bring as much sunshine into  our lives  as possible. Most of my films are dark brooding  violent and intense. I have done light roles   in  Freaky Ali and  Munna  Michael.”

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