‘Web would have mag­ni­fied Hum Aapke reach’

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MADHURI Dixit Nene says if her 1994 film, Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!, had re­leased on a dig­i­tal plat­form, it would have have been watched by even more peo­ple. The ac­tor is mak­ing her de­but on Net­flix with her Marathi pro­duc­tion, 15th Au­gust, a satire about the strug­gles of mid­dle-class In­dia.

“There are two mag­i­cal things in the world. One is a cin­ema hall and the other, the In­ter­net. Net­flix is a great mar­riage be­tween these two. If we had the in­fra­struc­ture that we do to­day, some 20 years ago, then it would have been great be­cause even though Hum Aapke... was well re­ceived de­spite not hav­ing Net­flix, the reach would have mag­ni­fied.”

The ac­tor-pro­ducer added, “It would re­lease in over 190 coun­tries in dif­fer­ent lan­guages with sub­ti­tles. It would have been watched by more peo­ple than it reached out to. When you make films, you want max­i­mum num­ber of peo­ple to watch it.”

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