EXCLUSIVE: Ratna Pathak Shah lashes out at Bollywood on overkill of OTT medium: One does a good subject then fifteen others will do the same
Ratna Pathak Shah is one of the most talented actresses who has impressed fans with her acting chops not only on the big screen but also on Television. The versatile actress will soon be seen in the web series Happy Family: Conditions Apply with Raj Babbar. Ahead of the show, she sat down for an interview with Bollywood Bubble. The Sarabhai actress was at her candid best as she opened up on the effect of OTT and the overkill of the medium.
Ratna Pathak Shah on OTT Platform
Speaking about it Ratna Pathak said, “Definitely it has to that’s our famous Indian speciality Overkill. If one person has done a good subject then 15 others will do the same thing. As it is very difficult to think of an original idea so they just copy the same thing. We are doing this for many years now. So this is part of the process.
She added, “I’m certain that there will be a lot of weaning out eventually that’s part of the process. But at the moment there are so many Indians writing their own stories telling stories from all parts of India. Today a story from Kerala is as easily accessible as a story from Kashmir. This is like a miracle for me. I come from a time when we had to wait hours and months that this movie will release.
“There were many films that we had no idea about when they were released and went. There were many International films we were just unable to watch. No one knew what is a Korean film nor a Japanese film. The access we have today is just unbelievable. How we utilise it is a different matter, whether we use it in a right manner or wrong but we will utilise it, she said.
Furthermore, while talking about OTT, Ratna Pathak Shah said, “OTT has been a superb disruptor. It has shaken everybody up. It’s made a lot of people realise that they are becoming dinosaurs. It has thrown out the fossils and I will become a fossil also very soon and I should equally be thrown out but till I’m there I’m going to keep trying and I’m going to do something different as much as I can. That I think is the most important part of the creative process. The desire to do something more and better than what you’ve done before.”
Happy Family: Conditions Apply Trailer
Talking about the web show Happy Family: Conditions Apply, directed and produced by Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia. It revolves around the lives of four generations of the Dholakias who are known for their idiosyncrasies that often land them in situations that are hilarious and quirky. The web series is available on Amazon Prime Video