30 November, 2020

The Movie Buff Weaves His Stories On The Web

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The Movie Buff Weaves His Stories On The Web

Actor Gulshan Devaiah talks to Lachmi Deb Roy about web series and the medium he prefers

How has the experience of working in web series been vis-a-vis films?

I grew up watching films and used to fantasise about being a film star. So films will always be a top priority. It so happens that there is a lot of interesting work happening parallelly in web series. I wasn’t very open to it in the beginning, but looking at the content, I agreed to work on a couple of them. I am now balancing the two instead of shifting my focus from films. Honestly, given a choice, I would do only films. Initially, I thought web series were the future of entertainment, but people still like to watch films in halls—they want the cinematic experience. Ideally, cinema should be viewed on the big screen. It’s sad that many films end up on screening platforms; that is a bit of a compromise for cinema lovers. On the other hand, web series are empowering a lot of storytellers as they do not have to...



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