Arjun Bijlani: Allows OTT to reinvent TV actors

Arjun Bijlani: Guessing the opportunity for OTT TV actors

TV star Arjun Bijlani believes that digital space has allowed TV actors to step out of their comfort zone and grow as artists. In his 17-year career, the 38-year-old actor has appeared in TV shows such as “Left Right Left”, “Miley Jab Hum Tum”, “Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi”, “Ishq Mein Marjawan” and “Naagin”. 3 ”.

He made his debut with “Direct Ishq” (2016) and last year entered the digital space with the mini-series “State of Siege: 26/11”.

Bijlanik said that the actors of many other television stations have given him the opportunity to reinvent himself as an interpreter and that he intends to work more in the media

“I’m happy to have a session like ‘State of Siege’ and now there are a lot of things to follow in OTT. The media has definitely given us all the freedom to try new things. I love that space and want to work with as many directors as possible.

“It allows me to reinvent myself, get out of your comfort zone and try to do issues and roles that will never reach you,” Bijlani told PTI.

The actor achieved many genres and is exploring concepts in the digital medium, something that is difficult to happen on television today.
“… That’s why a lot of actors also want to explore. However, television has also changed and improved (over time). I feel that the audience is changing accordingly, that the content is going to change,” he added.

Bijlanik, however, believes that popular streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have yet to warm up to TV actors.

“I’m very happy with the way things are changing in the entertainment industry. OTT platforms are throwing a lot of TV actors, Amazon and Netflix will also start opening up to TV actors over time. They still want a lot of movie people.” he said.

The actor will be seen in the 11th season of the reality show “Khatron Ke Khiladi” organized by filmmaker Rohit Shetty.
Calling the show Bijlani a lifelong experience, he said it has come out bigger.

“My friends, who starred in the film ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi,’ said I had to live this show and it came out stronger from there.

“It’s amazing to be part of a show that manages to go as crazy as the Daredevil scams. It’s a big challenge and you’re always on the edge,” they said.
Other notable contestants participating in the show are singers Divyanka Tripathi, Shweta Tiwari, Abhinav Shukla, Vishal Aditya Singh, Sourabh Raaj Jain, Mahek Chahal, Anushka Sen, Sana Makbul, Nikki Tamboli, Varun Sood and Rahul Vaidya and Aastha Gill.

The team filmed for the new season last month in Cape Town, South Africa, with the necessary COVID-19 security measures.

“Khatron Ke Khiladi” will begin airing on the Colors channel on July 17.


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