Manoj Bajpayee talked about how OTT brought back his trust in movies within him.
He revealed how he had a phase in his 30- year long career where he felt that he had no audience for his movies.
He said,” Somewhere, in the process, a few years back, I started losing hope in independent cinema and my whole choice to go and support them because the audience was not showing interest in going to the cinema hall and watching them.”
He went on to say,” That was the time, somewhere I started questioning my choice of supporting independent cinema. For me, it is very important that people watch it and if they are not watching it, I am not ready to make films for four-five people who will watch it… “
He revealed,”And that time OTT wasn’t there. So, somewhere it made me sad, not that I was heartbroken,”
He shared,” I was thinking I am not going to be part of the clutter that is there on OTT, if it is offered to me. I had refused so many series. Then, The Family Man and working with Raj and DK happened.”
” But to get that kind of success with the first season was unimaginable. Then pandemic happened and the second season came, it crossed all the records,” added Manoj Bajpayee.
He says,” In true sense that is the crossover from India. All the independent films that were released after season one on OTT, all of them were received so well,”