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“OTT has opened up a new horizon and made entertainment accessible” Darshan Kumar


Actor Darshan Kumar who impressed audience with his screen presence on various OTT projects such as The Family Man (TFM) and Avrodh- the Siege Within and Aashram is amazed by the response for his role in TFM season 2.

Talking about his role Major Sameer, Darshan says that people are enjoying hating him. “It has been wonderful as people are divided in two groups. Some say that, ‘you are looking hot’ and ‘what a great performance’ while others are saying ‘Major Sameer murdabad, Hindustan zindabad’. Earlier, I had played earthy kind of roles, so people hadn’t seen me in modern roles. I am enjoying all of these emotions. Maybe people didn’t realise that I played an army office in Avrodh,” says the actor.

Expressing his views on importance of OTT platform and his role in Aashram he said “Meri life 360 degree change ho gayi. OTT platform has changed my life. Since the show, I’ve got offers for cop roles, lead roles in web shows and even parallel lead roles but I want to do a variety of roles and not just play a cop in the next few projects, so I have been choosing wisely. It has been hard turning them down. I am waiting for the right offers and touchwood, have got five excellent scripts in recent times. I have shot for a suspense thriller with Madhavan and another film with a big film studio,” shares Kumar.

Darshan admires directors who want to create something new on OTT. “OTT has opened up a new horizon and made entertainment accessible including international content. Today, our filmmakers have to make content which at par with the world. OTT is celebrating talent and has done a lot of good in terms of quality of work.” The actor concluded.