Priyanka Chopra Says 'Film Industry Was Monopolised By Specific People'; Says It Is An 'Exciting Time' Thanks To OTT Platforms
During a recent press conference, Priyanka Chopra said that the coming of streaming services in India has changed a lot of things in the Indian film industry. Read on!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most popular stars in Bollywood. The actress has also successfully carved a niche for herself in the West. PeeCee has been a part of multiple projects and has a line-up of films in her kitty. When it comes to OTT, PeeCee made her digital debut with the Netflix movie The White Tiger. The actress' other film We Can Be Heroes was also released on Netflix.
Recently, while speaking at a virtual press conference of streaming platform Zee5's launch in the US, PeeCee said that streaming services have made artists think outside the 'formula' of a Bollywood film. She also added that OTT has given chances to new actors. 'That's what you're seeing in Indian cinema- the freedom of streaming is allowing people to have larger thoughts than the formula that existed before. That there should be five songs, a fight sequence. That formula has gone away. Now people want to tell great, real stories, with which they identify.'
She also added that the boom of streaming services, particularly in India, has broken down the monopoly of a specific number of people, resulting in newer storytelling.
'It's amazing because it gives new writers, actors, filmmakers an opportunity to come into an industry that was monopolised for a long time by a very specific number of people. It's a great time for growth, entertainment and specifically for Indian cinema.' However, she believes that the current OTT boom is not an indicator that the theatrical is going anywhere. She added that people should embrace streaming as much as possible. 'It's not the future, it's the present,' said PeeCee. On the work front, she has interesting projects including films like Matrix 4, Text For You, Citadel and more.