Shahid Kapoor wants his OTT debut to ‘break the trend’
Shahid Kapoor, who is set to make his digital debut with a series from Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the creators of The Family Man, says he wanted to push himself as an actor with his foray into streaming.
Nidimoru and DK created and wrote the show for Prime Video, which has been dubbed a quirky crime drama series. Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar, and Hussain Dalal collaborated on the script. “Going to the OTT platform was a decision to go against the grain, to try something new and to challenge myself.” “I need to feel challenged and excited because I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years,” the actor told.
“If I don’t do something new, I will become bored, and the audience will become bored as well.” I always feel compelled to introduce small changes to keep things interesting. As a result, this (show) provided an opportunity to do so,” he added.
The 41-year-old actor believes that as an artist, one must strive to deliver a unique story on OTT platforms because viewers are already exposed to a wide range of content.
“Whenever you try something new, you’re always a little nervous. People may like you in one setting but dislike you in another. As a result, you should maintain a humble and grounded demeanour at all times.
“People today have a lot of options; they can watch a variety of different types of content, and you must always strive to provide something new,” he added.
The Delhi-born actor, who is best known for his roles in Jab We Met, Udta Punjab, Haider, and Padmavaat, said he had a great time working on the web show.
“I was excited to see how I could build a character over eight to nine episodes in the first season because it is a long form format.” After that, we’ll see what happens. But that’s not the same as playing a character for two hours and pretty much all at once. All of this is very exciting. “I actually had a lot of fun,” the actor said.
Nidimoru and DK, who have also directed films like Go Goa Gone, Shor in the City, and 99, had been looking for an opportunity to work together.
The Kabir Singh actor revealed that he will play someone from Mumbai’s streets without giving any more details.
“I completely comprehend” (the character). That was me when I was 16-17 years old, travelling by train and doing various things. The Mumbai street kid, with a lot of ambition and dreams and a middle- or lower-middle-class upbringing. “There is a crime angle,” Kapoor explained.
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