“It has exposed many to global content!”

Sahil Khattar says: "OTT has exposed many to global content"
OTT has exposed many to global content: Sahil Khattar (Pic Credit: Instagram/sahilkhattar)

Bombay, February 13 (IANS) Sahil Khattar was an RJ, presenter and YouTuber before acting. His debut film, Kabir Khan’s ’83’ did well and made him stand out when he played the role of Syed Kirmani in the film.

Sahil recently made his OTT debut in ‘200’.

“My experience working in ‘200’, my first OTT project, was great. It was surreal to put it in one word. To play one of the deadliest serial killers and to break so many stereotypes that ‘oh he’s a funny guy, he’s a youtuber, don’t think he’s going to be a great actor’ and getting 8/10 ratings made me happy. I wouldn’t have asked for more,” said Sahil Khattar, who plays Akku Yadav in “200.”

The OTT boom is here to stay. And he thinks the medium will take over many other industries as well.

“The kind of content and concepts that come out are becoming all the rage. People who just delivered a web series as a hit have made a career. It used to happen when one has worked on big movies, but now we can only imagine what kind of penetration OTT has achieved. Thanks to all those networks and data packs, everything is now OTT. OTT isn’t going to eat any other industries, be it TV, radio, or big screen. All four will co-exist,” added Sahil Khattar.

OTT has exposed many to global content. “There are more performances to watch, more stories to connect with. There are wonderful things to learn and understand from both foreign and Indian cinema. Being able to watch movies that you had never seen before but now know that they are available with just one click makes you feel so powerful and happy. Looking at different types of work, sensitivities creating content in different parts of the world, just opens our horizons, the thought process and broadens your mind,” he explains.

There is constant talk about the censorship on OTT. Many platforms usually self-censor their content to ensure that viewers’ discretion is maintained.

“If you think you can’t watch it with your family, you can stop or pause it. Digital is always a medium par excellence. ‘OTT cannot be viewed with family’ I think is a wrong position. There is also family content,” he says.

Sahil Khattar herself likes all kinds of genres. He loves to explore and learn everything.

“’Succession 3′ is one of the best family dramas ever. It has won so many awards. Ishq is a beautiful Malayalam movie that I loved to watch. There is a movie called ‘All the Freckles in the World’ which is about a boy who starts a soccer team together. It’s also a fun movie. Then there’s ‘Game Over, Man!’ that’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen,” he shares his latest watch list on OTT.

Sahil Khattar’s movie ’83’ will be released soon on OTT.

“Omicron ruined our party and it will make our after party great as people who couldn’t get to see the movie in the cinema can now watch it in the comfort of their homes. I am proud to be a part of this film. Thanks to Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh for letting me be a part of this journey.

“Once it’s released on OTT, you’ll love it, especially the scene that went viral where I (as Syed Kirmani) come out and Kapil Dev (played by Ranveer), ‘hum marenge ya mar jayenge, aise aj nahi jayenge Kapsi, tu but tell’ , mai khada hu na’. The film is expected to be released on February 18, both on Netflix and Hotstar,” he reveals.

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