Ranvir Shorey has revealed that not much work was coming his way in the film industry, even before the pandemic. And now with the advent of the OTT platform, he’s getting good opportunities.
He said, “I think OTT platforms are a godsend, any way you look at it. Whether you’re an artiste, technician, writer, or even for the audience, there’s no fear of you being elbowed out by a bigger film, or a bigger personality, or politics of film business.”
The Khosla Ka Ghosla actor added about the theatrical releases, “There are only limited number of theatres and limited number of shows, so that used to make the game quite dirty actually.”
Shorey also told that he views the streaming platforms as democratic in nature, “For the viewers, films — big or small — are there to watch, wherever, whenever and however they want. They also get to watch something based on its merit. It doesn’t have to do anything with what production house it is, who the stars are… If it’s good, it’ll catch up.”
On August 18, Shorey, will be turning 49. Talking about his birthday plans, and having his son, Haroon with him on his shoot. “That’ll be my birthday plan. Getting to spend time with my family on birthdays is becoming increasingly rare. One of my brothers live in the US, my father lives with me, but a lot of times I’m not at home and working. So, I cherish this time,” he said.
While people throw big bashes on such special occasions, but for Shorey, one such party made his birthdays a strictly private affair.
He recalled, “I had this alcohol company, which approached me once, it wanted to sponsor and celebrate my birthday. I did one of those, but then never repeated. Not that it was lacking in any way, but it just didn’t feel personal enough, with photographers. After that, I’ve had a few more parties, but only personal.”
On the work front, Shorey was recently seen in the web show Sunflower.