Anil Kapoor was one of the first high profile actors that ventured into digital series with his show ‘24’. Kapoor is now confident that both web series and films will continue to burgeon.
In a recent interview, Kapoor spoke about how web series was the future for actors due to its ability to reach audiences far and wide. The actor is happy as it provides him the variety to do more roles too. “I have always wanted to do different things. With web series becoming such a huge rage today, it has made me happier. Somehow, this has extended my career by a few more years. I have been working for almost 40 years. Now, thanks to the digital space, I can be content because I can tell more stories, play more characters and do the kind of work that I want to”, he said as reported by DNA India.
However with debate raging about the popularity of web series impacting films, Kapoor reasoned this would not be the case. “We should make films which are entertaining because the audience in our country wants just that. But sometimes, movies that have a fresh take are made and people still go to see them”, he said. The actor believes it’s an opportunity for more engaging storytelling for films. “Obviously, you have to work harder to make the story-telling so engaging that people are forced to go to theatres”. He further added that this would balance out the theatrical and digital platforms making business viable for both.
Kapoor will be seen in a pivotal role for the new web series ‘The Book of Strange New Things’.