Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who is gearing up for his upcoming web series “Kaun Banega Shikharvati”, says he gets more interesting offers for roles on OTT platforms than films.
Naseer said, “I am being offered more interesting work on OTT than films, but since things have opened, I have done cameos in many films made by friends. In any case these days it is either Is Rs 5,000 crore monsters or very short films that are being made in mumbai and i don’t fit in the first one but have done many later films which are probably destined for very limited audience if they ever see the light of day (my life the story of) !).”
The upcoming web series is a comedy-drama revolving around a dysfunctional royal family. The show also features Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra, Anya Singh Raghubir Yadav, Cyrus Sahukar, and Varun Thakur, among others.
Asked about the reason behind taking up the project, Naseer said, “I said ‘yes’ to KBS because I was itching to do comedy and it hit my lap! Perhaps the unique thing about it It’s that the characters are eccentric in various degrees and most of the content on OTT may even have room for a little light-heartedness with bloody revenge dramas or steamy love stories. Why the audience sees it, it’s up to them. Depends, in any case, people decide what they want to see when a project is announced, at least I do.
Kaun Banega Shikharvati is releasing on 7th January on Zee5.