“Rang De Basanti” Actor Siddharth urges big platforms like Netflix and Amazon to recognize young talent and unique content compared to “Star based cinema” clogging and hogging all the opportunities, as a result, Independent Cinema is dying.
“The House Next Door” Actor Siddharth wrote a series of Tweets on his social media account addressing his worry and urging big productions houses to help Independent Cinema.
He wrote, “Star based cinema is now dominating theatrical release, music rights, TV satellite, digital streaming rights, and shockingly even award shows. Cricket sees the difference between IPL and tests. Why can’t cinema? This is literally winner takes all. Independent cinema is dying”
He added, “Number of small companies and individuals in cinema struggling to release their films is growing. Earlier they had TV satellite & digital was expected to be a boon. Turns out these avenues are reserved for bigger players irrespective of the quality of content. Status quo must change”
Finally adding, “Netflix and Amazon better start recognizing young talent and unique content. Otherwise, we will only see the same bloated commercial cinema there too and that is a waste! Hollywood has gained tremendously from these channels. India deserves better. So far, it’s dismal”
Siddharth is a multi-lingual actor, who is noted for his work in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam language films, is also a screenwriter, producer and playback singer.
He has also appeared in 2013 release Chashme Baddoor, which also starred Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles.