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This Is Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Disheartened With Digital Content, Won’t Take Up Digital Shows


October 29, 2021

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Nawazuudin Siddiqui appears dissatisfied with the quality of digital content due to its redundancy. He makes a bold move and calls it quits from the digital space.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was recently nominated for an International EMMY for his performance in Sudhir Mishra’s Serious Men, has made a conscious decision to quit the digital platform. He is dissatisfied with what he views there. Disgruntled Nawaz, a pioneer in the digital medium, expresses that the platform has devolved into a dumping site for outdated shows.
We either have shows that just don’t feel entitled to be seen in the first place or spin-offs to shows that have nothing further to tell.
He also expressed his thoughts by stating that when he was a part of a well-known digital show, there were new challenges and excitement in the digital world. Previously, it was about giving newcomers a chance and appreciating their talent and hard work.

Nawazuudin was seen lamenting over the fact that all this has turned into a Dhanda (racket) for large production houses and actors who are now dubbed “stars” of the digital platforms. Bollywood’s big movie producers have struck financially rewarding deals with all of the key players in the digital space. Producers are given large sums of money to create an endless amount of content. Everyone is rushing behind the quantity leading to degrading quality.

The actor is concerned about the emergence of a parallel star structure in the digital space, which would eventually kill the star system of the big screens. So-called celebrities on digital platforms are now asserting big bucks and hurling hissy fits like Indian cinema A-listers.
They are forgetting the concept of ‘the king is the content.’ The time has flown when these stars reigned supremacy.

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Prior to the digital dominance and the lockdown, A-listers would release their films in thousands of theatres across the country. People were forced to look at them. They now have a plethora of options.

In a recent interview with a leading Nawaz recently became vocal about the issue of racism in the film industry. He believed that more than nepotism, racism persists in our industry.

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