Vivek Oberoi feels Bank Chor would have worked if it released only on digital platform

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On Monday, Vivek Oberoi interacted with media after his recently released web series Inside Edge received phenomenal response from viewers. During an interview Vivek stated that his last released Bank Chor would have worked if it released only digital platforms.
Talking about the failure Bank Chor, Vivek said, “It’s sad the film didn’t work. My analysis if you ask me, the content was not an issue, it had so much engagement on social media. In fact, a week before the film’s release the producer told me that we should have released it only as a digital film. It’s like putting a one rupee coin in a mobile phone. Today, the time has changed so much, films have changed. This film was meant for that kind of a medium, a young medium, a new medium. We tried to put it in a typical medium, which is theatre. This film was meant for an audience that goes to watch stuff digitally, engages on social media. It would have been a big success. It would be better if released only digitally. We released Bank Chor in 500-600 screens mostly morning and afternoon shows and we expected that people will go and watch that film. Now I think, we should make content according to different medium.”
Vivek also talked about success of his recently released web series Inside Edge, “I am absolutely overjoyed. It was released on midnight. I woke up the next morning and everywhere there was much halla. People flooded me with messages on Twitter timeline and Facebook, I was amazed! Then somebody called me and said you are trending. I asked I am trending in India right? He said no, you are trending worldwide! It was so sweet, all the fans were talking about how good I am as the bad guy in Inside Edge and how opposite I am in real life! It felt really nice to be so appreciated.”
Talking about his character in Inside Edge in which he plays character of Vikrant Dhawan, he said, “This is an interesting character. He is the master of the game. He controls everything. Power is his drug and if he wants something, he will go to any extent to get that and my idea was to try and create a character that is on the verge of real and unreal so sometimes I used to get afraid that whether it is going to get loud because the character at one point used to get subtle and at the other point used to get aggressive so it was like a time bomb. He is the kind of guy who constantly plays mind games, that was exciting for me as an actor because actors usually don’t get to play character like this very often”.
When asked Vivek about whether Saas-Bahu saga’s going to affect and divide audience of digital platform, he said, “I don’t think so. Saas-bahu serials have their own space. Digital has its own audience but it’s a very fast-growing audience, a young audience who loves to watch things online, when they are travelling, in train, bus, car. They’ll not come and sit in front of the TV on Friday 9 pm. They’ll watch when they are free. They’ll watch if they can’t sleep in the middle of the night. Web series are for people who like binge watching!”
Vivek also added that they are planning to do make second season of Inside Edge, he said, “Honestly, we didn’t anticipated this kind of response and Amazon has asked us to write second season of the show so we are working on it.”
The story of Inside Edge revolves around the world of cricket and how politics, glamour and power games are involved in that. It was created by Karan Anshuman and it was produced by Excel Entrtainment. Inisde Edge is Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian original series.The series stars Richa Chada, Tanuj Virwani, Vivek Oberoi and Angad Bedi in lead roles.The first season premiered in June 2017.The series has been positively received by critics and audience.