Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, who is all set to mark his presence on the small screen with his upcoming show ‘Yudh’ says that television is a better platform as it has a wider reach than the silver screen.

“TV needs to be given more importance, looked at more seriously. I understand content is the king on TV and whoever has the best content is going to succeed,” he told IANS.

Bachchan says that he and actors like him get encouraged to do something different due to the growing competition level. “I feel TV is better than the films. My knowledge on this is very limited, but the little that I know is that the turnover of TV in India is three times more than cinema. The reach, effect and the affect of TV has just about started,” the actor said.

In ‘Yudh’, Bachchan has teamed up with many talented people like Anurag Kashyap and Shoojit Sircar assisting in the creative department, while Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sarika and Nawazuddin Siddiqui play the supporting roles.

When asked for his opinion of television being safe as compared to films, he said, “Nothing is safe in this world when you are in a creative field. We take precautions, there are times when you succeed and fail as well. This is a gamble that you have to take when you are in this field of art.”

The 71-year-old actor says that he cannot clearly interpret the TRP battle of the small screen field. “I don’t know how this works. I only know what I need to do when the camera goes on. There are other people who are more professional in this job like the directors and writers, who will come up with content that they feel is right, we just enact,” he commented.

Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, ‘Yudh’ is likely to go on air in July on Sony TV.