Rajpal Yadav, who is adored by his fans for his comic timing in a number of songs like Phir Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhaag, and Chup Chup Ke, has largely avoided using the internet. The exception is his most recent short film, Ardh.
When nearly everyone in show business is engaged in a web project, we enquire as to his motivation. “I recently completed one web series, and I’m currently filming another,” he claims. Then three more are waiting in line. A online project, in my opinion, should be both fun and significant at the same time.
However, the 51-year-old actor, who was most recently featured in the popular film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, adds that there is a requirement: “they should be able to watch it with their family.” He goes on to say that he doesn’t want to appear in anything that uses vulgar language or nudity. “This is the reason I’ve been away from OTT for the past five years and haven’t been able to participate in anything. Izzat karta hoon main OTT ki bauhaut. Utni nikharti hai, kala jitni bikharti hai. Usme bhi do raaste hain, but 70mm aur TV ke beech mein ek yeh conception aaya. You can watch it with your entire family or by yourself, according to Yadav.
When logging on to the web, he keeps this in mind. A family member said, “Iss baat ka vishesh dhyaan rakhne ki koshish kar raha hoon, ki jo bhi show ho, family involvement ho, woh unhe entertain kar sake. Main unka virodhi nahi hoon, baaki gaali galoch ki web series hain. There is a viewing audience for that. When it comes to art, there is no right nor wrong, he argues.