I’m con­tem­plat­ing mak­ing a web se­ries now: Ar­baaz Khan

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

The dig­i­tal medium is boom­ing right now, and has caught the at­ten­tion of many ac­tors such as Richa Chadda, Sayani Gupta, Vivek Oberoi and Ra­jeev Khan­del­wal. And next in line is Ar­baaz Khan. The ac­tor­film­maker, who made his di­rec­to­rial de­but with Da­bangg 2 (2012), now plans to en­ter the dig­i­tal space.

“I am in­clined to­wards bring­ing in­ter­est­ing cin­ema to the fore­front,” says Ar­baaz. “I am al­ways ex­cited about good cin­ema and es­pe­cially with dig­i­tal space do­ing so well nowa­days, I want to do some­thing like an in­ter­est­ing web se­ries,” says Ar­baaz, who also pro­duced Da­bangg (2010).

The 50-year-old ac­tor says that he was in­spired to try the medium, ow­ing to the good con­tent be­ing churned out in­ter­na­tion­ally. Ar­baaz has also been part of sev­eral TV shows in the past, and even pro­duces films un­der his own ban­ner.

“Re­cently I have seen a lot of con­tent and par­tic­u­larly the stuff that is com­ing from the West and some in­ter­est­ing stuff is com­ing on tele­vi­sion and dig­i­tal plat­form. It’s so in­spir­ing and amaz­ing that you just get hooked on to some of the se­ries,” says Ar­baaz, who is also known for films such as Surya­van­shi (1992) and Daraar (1996).

The ac­tor adds that this is the best time for India to ex­plore dig­i­tal space.

“There’s now a sce­nario in India, where peo­ple want to work in web se­ries. It’s nice that there is an au­di­ence and space for that and they are just grow­ing from strength to strength,” he says.

There’s now a sce­nario in India, where peo­ple want to work in web se­ries. It’s nice that there is an au­di­ence for that and they are just grow­ing from strength to strength AR­BAAZ KHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

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