Parineeti Chopra Says OTT has surpassed cinemas as the primary source of content

This year has already seen the release of three films starring Parineeti Chopra: The Girl on the Train, Sandeep aur Pinky Farar, and Saina.

This year has been pretty exciting for Actress Parineeti Chopra, since it began on a high note with not one, but three film releases. While Saina and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar had a theatrical release before the pandemic’s second wave, The Girl on the Train actually went to OTT.

In reality, Sandeep Aur Pinky Farar, which had a short theatre release before closing, received a fresh lease on life with its current web release.

Chopra is overjoyed with this result. “I think just like any other actor, I also had the clichéd opinion that films should have a theatrical release, and a film coming out on OTT is a compromised release,” she admits, adding that she no longer has that notion.

She adds, “In the last one year, there has been such a shift as to how people are consuming content and how they are watching films. Now, the primary way of watching any kind of content is OTT,” .

Chopra, 32, believes that the digital space provides a film and an actor with a lot greater reach than any other media. “So when we release the film on OTT, the volume of audience we get on the very first day, from all over the world, is hard to achieve anywhere else. I’m very happy about that and not thinking about OTT or theatre [debate],” says the actor, grateful for the fact that “all my three films are getting so much love”.

 

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