Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz cites OTT as a blessing for unknown actors says, “If you work hard, you’ll get good work”

While speaking to Hindustan Times, Bollywood actor Ruslaan Mumtaz considers OTT as a blessing for actors. He said that now actors don’t have to wait for films to happen.

Since OTT arrived a new era of superstars have germinated, from Pratik Gandhi in Scam 1992 to Pankaj Tripathi in Mirzapur. These actors were super talented but were most of the time out of work in their struggling days. It’s the OTT where they achieved fame and their talent was recognized. One such Bollywood actor who considers OTT was a blessing is Ruslaan Mumtaz. While talking to Hindustan Times, the actor said, “There’s a lot of content and that means that actors can keep on working. Earlier, one was just doing a film and if you weren’t shooting regularly, then you’re just sitting at home. Now, one doesn’t have to do that,”

In the pandemic, we saw the terrible condition of actors who weren’t able to pay bills for hospitals and rent, as they were out of work. Ruslaan Mumtaz considers himself lucky that OTT kept him busy even during the pandemic. He added, “When this pandemic started, I really thought that my work is done and I didn’t know when I’d get my next job. But in these two years, I’ve been busier than I was two years before the pandemic. It’s just my luck. Now I sit back and look at my career and I believe in destiny, which I never did before the pandemic. I used to think that you get what you deserve and if you work hard, you’ll get good work,”

Actors also complain about getting stereotyped for playing similar characters in movies and TV. According to Ruslaan OTT gave actors to explore he said, “If you do TV, you’re working everyday of the year. So, I think OTT breaks that. In these last couple of years, I’ve been doing a lot of web series and web films, and it gave me a breather. I could work on one project, then move on to the next one. On TV, you’re just one character and are stuck in it for years.”

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