Nawazuddin Siddiqui calls "fake content-driven films" "frauds" and raises fear about OTT's future in India.
ByFunAsia 12 Oct 2021 10:03 PM 50

Nawazuddin Siddiqui lambasted 'false content-driven films' for fraudulently selling the same old formula and expressed concern about the Indian streaming industry's destiny.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who made a name for himself as a poster child for Indian streaming with films like Sacred Games and Serious Men, has expressed concern about the future of the OTT arena, claiming that the same money-minded producers are in charge.

These folks, he claims, have no idea what good content is and keep selling the same formula. Nawaz expressed his wish that these individuals do not gain control of the streaming sector.

"To be honest, I think they had a terrific start, no doubt," he said, "but the challenges occur when known producers enter the race." It's all about the money for them. I believe it is critical that Netflix – and other OTTs – continue to support and promote young directors and actors in India. It's a little worrisome how quickly things are changing now. These producers are concerned with business and have no concept of art."

"They'll bring the same old formula that they've been repeating for decades," Nawaz replied when asked why it makes him nervous. There's a hero, heroine, and villain, both are attractive, and there's no plot. Please, God, do not let those individuals enter this arena. The formula is my main issue. We've done it for 30-40 years and haven't grown tired of it. That is an illustration of our ability to think creatively."

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