‘TV IS THE NEXT BIG THING’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - PRASHANT SINGH

Af­ter a suc­cess­ful adap­ta­tion of the Amer­i­can TV se­ries, 24, Anil Kapoor is now busy with the sec­ond sea­son of the show as well as another In­dian adap­ta­tion (of hit Amer­i­can sit­com, Mod­ern Fam­ily). The ac­tor says TV is where the fu­ture lies. “It’s great for film­mak­ers, pro­duc­tion houses and even ac­tors. If you see over there (in Hol­ly­wood), big stars are ei­ther act­ing in TV shows or pro­duc­ing them. If they can do it, why shouldn’t we? It’s the right thing to do. TV has great sto­ry­telling, more ex­po­sure and big­ger clien­tele, and of course, the reach is phe­nom­e­nal. And if you are en­joy­ing it, why not?” he says.

“With the TRP sys­tem chang­ing and ma­jor­ity of the coun­try be­ing com­prised of young­sters, the land­scape of films is chang­ing and although it will take time for TV too, things have to change. Any­body who doesn’t change is go­ing to be­come ir­rel­e­vant. Even chan­nels that do not en­cour­age this will shut down in 10 years,” adds Kapoor, whose re­make of the Mod­ern Fam­ily will be helmed by daugh­ter, Rhea Kapoor.

In Hol­ly­wood, stars are ei­ther act­ing in TV shows or pro­duc­ing them.th If they can do it, whyw shouldn’t we?

Anil Kapoor, ac­tor

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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