With her recent Telegu film V being released on the OTT platform, actress Aditi Rao Hydari speaks about her love for theatres. While several multiplex owners and filmmakers have been urging the government to end the lockdown on theatres, the film industry game changers are too of the same view. Aditi loves cinema and says that the special feeling of a theatre release is incomparable to any other.
Aditi shared, “A lot of the films are made for theatres and theatres cannot be compared to any other experience. It is a very special experience. It is very magical and immersive. You cannot compare.”
Given the lockdown, several movies have been slated for OTT platform release. Aditi’s Telegu film V too which was originally to be released in theatres has made its way online.
Aditi confessed how special theatres are, “Some films can only be enjoyed in a theatre like my latest V but having said that I am very happy considering that the audiences were waiting for the film, and also how we must safeguard our producers etc, I am sure we made the right decision to go to an OTT. But theatre is always special to me.”
Aditi further explained how these decisions are beyond an actor’s control, “I don’t have knowledge as a marketer and I don’t want also. I am an artiste and I want to come on set, do my job to the best of my capabilities and create great cinema. What happens after that on field, in the market is not in my hands. That is something I don’t like to think about.”
However, Aditi quickly added how helpful have OTT releases been given the pandemic situation, “However, OTTs are here to stay and it is a very relevant especially for us through the lockdown considering the amount of entertainment we have got via OTT. Also being able to rewatch a film and the reach that it has.”