Aly Goni: After Bigg Boss, I took a conscious break from TV as I wanted to explore other avenues, spend time with family, Jasmin… and did a few music videos
About the changes that he has had in the industry over the years, the actor says, “The industry has definitely evolved in every department. Variety of content is being explored and how. Audience has become more intelligent, mature and receptive to new ideas. The stories are more realistic now. Drama still sells on TV, but unlike earlier, I don’t think they are going overboard, which is a good thing.”Aly was happy doing music videos. He also travelled a lot. “I also spend quality time with Jasmin (Bhasin; actor, Aly’s girlfriend) as well. Visiting my hometown a couple of times made me all the more excited. I also met with a few producers in Bollywood and OTT,” he adds.
The actor is open to roles which would do justice with his talent. “I’m ideally looking to work both on OTT and TV. Ideally I would like to do finite series' and that too roles that would really drive me to give my best and make me take up a project,” he shares.Aly has worked in both TV and OTT. About the difference he has noticed in both the mediums, he adds, “Both mediums work differently. A daily soap pattern and pressures are different as you have to churn out episodes on a regular basis. In OTT, the content is more real. I feel thrillers and action based stories work more on OTT,” he says.The OTT boom is here to stay. “Pandemic has opened the doors for OTT. Even people who were not used to watching content online have got hooked on OTT. The last two years have definitely altered the viewing pattern. And I think, as time passes, more and more people will enjoy watching streaming platforms. At the same time, I think along with OTT, TV and big screen will co-exist,” he signs off.