Web se­ries has a global reach; it gives more free­dom: Vivek

Vivek Oberoi says that with this medium, one can cre­ate dif­fer­ent kinds of con­tent with­out wor­ry­ing about re­stric­tions

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Vivek Oberoi (right), who re­cently acted in a web se­ries, is quite happy with his de­ci­sion of try­ing a dig­i­tal medium. He feels that it was only wise to try out a new medium that is grad­u­ally gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity.

“No matter how big a Hindi film turns out to be, it can only reach a lim­ited num­ber of ter­ri­to­ries. This [web con­tent] reaches 200 ter­ri­to­ries, glob­ally. So, some­one sit­ting in a dif­fer­ent part of the world will [also] get to watch my work and say, ‘I like this guy’,” says Vivek, who was last seen in the film Bank Chor.

The 40-year-old ac­tor, who has been part of films such as Saathiya (2002), Omkara (2006) and Shootout at Lokhand­wala (2007), feels that it is es­sen­tial for an ac­tor to take his work to as many peo­ple as he can and ex­pand the view­er­ship by all pos­si­ble means.

“It’s also im­por­tant for an ac­tor to at­tempt some­thing dif­fer­ent, as it helps them grow,” says Vivek, adding that the best thing about the web is that one is able to cre­ate dif­fer­ent kind of con­tent with­out wor­ry­ing about what’s al­lowed and what’s not, and fret­ting about the au­di­ence’s ex­pec­ta­tions. “It gives you an in­cred­i­ble amount of free­dom,” he adds.

Some­one sit­ting in a dif­fer­ent part of the world will [also] get to watch my work and say, ‘I like this guy’

VIVEK OBEROI, AC­TOR

PHOTO: SATYABRATA TRIPATHY

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