Sidharth Malhotra recently starred in Shershaah, where he played the character of Captain Vikram Batra who fought bravely during the Kargil war. The movie was released on Disney Plus Hotstar and it received an amazing response from the audiences and critics alike. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Sidharth opened up about the OTT release and said that the platform has removed the burden of numbers to judge a film.
"To give them full credit, OTT platforms have removed the burden of numbers to judge a film. Pehle kya hota tha, even good numbers could override bad stories, usually it was like, 'Paisa toh banaya na eventually'. There is nothing wrong in that. But once you negate that you are just looking at a film bare, what it makes you feel and not getting influenced by what it did at the box office," he said.
The actor added, "Now, there is no distraction (with OTT releases), you have the option of watching it for half an hour, rewinding it, watching it again... it speaks volumes about this medium." ALSO READ:Sidharth Malhotra And Kiara Advani Starrer Shershaah Lands Into Legal Trouble After Kashmiri Journalist Claims The Makers Used His License Plate In The Film
Furthermore, the actor admitted that he was pleasantly surprised by the response that his latest release garnered. He said, "It is such an amazing feeling to get this kind of love and respect for your performance, which is unlike my past films. I am geared up for future work. I dived back into it within a couple of days after Shershaah. I have been doing that so I get this response every time I do a film."
Up next, the actor will be seen in Mission Majnu and Thank God.